Posted in Special Events

Excursion to the Melbourne Zoo


As part of our unit on Australian Animals, the Grade 1 Classes went on an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo!

We were able to see lots of animals, including sleepy Koalas, where we found out they sleep for 18 hours a day! We also were able to see Edward and Edwina the Emu! Our favourite part was watching the Australian Fur Seals swimming and diving. We also really liked going into the Butterfly House. Playing in the leaves at lunchtime was also fun!

We all had a great day out!


Posted in Maths

Comparing Lengths

In Applied Maths this week, we have been learning about length, and how to compare the length of objects. During our learning we made Play-Doh snakes of different sizes. Before comparing the length of the snakes we made sure they were lined up against each other on a base line. We then measured the snakes using unifix blocks.

Posted in Writing

Making Water Filters to help with Writing

On Thursday, Grade 1D made water filters in class to help us write our recounts.

First, we carefully  stuffed cotton balls into the top of the bottle.

Next, we put in handful of sand on top of the cotton balls.

Then we put in the tan bark on top of the sand and cotton balls.

After that, two people went to get dirt and water. They made  dirty water to test our filters.

Finally, we poured the dirty water into the water filter, and the water came out a bit cleaner than it was in the first place.

We thought it was fun and  messy!

By Isla and Louis

Posted in information

I will not be at school on Monday, as I will be competing at the Australian Dragon Boat Championships in Wodonga. Hopefully I will return on Wednesday with some of my own ‘Show and Tell!’ One of our regular casual teachers, Helen T will be teaching.

Spelling will still run, please ensure homework books are at school, if they are not already!



Posted in Notices, Uncategorized

Welcome to Term 2!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to Term 2.

This term is sure to be an exciting one!

This term we are learning about Australian Animals. As a class this week, we have written down all the animals we know of that are native to Australia.

In Literacy we are learning about recounting or retelling events, which includes Orientation (who, what, when and where), putting events in order, and including personal comments or feeling. We are also learning about ‘cause and effect’.

In Maths we have been learning to put numbers in order, based on how many ‘towers of ten’ and ‘ones’ there are in the number.

During Golden Time, in Nick’s room, some of us made Kangaroo Pencil Holders!

Posted in Maths

Giving and receiving directions

Where has Term 1 gone!?

During mathematics this week, we have been learning how to give and receive directions to familiar locations. To practice, we went outside and recorded directions to a particular location, then tested out our direction giving skills with a partner!

From the Grade 1 team, have a happy and safe term break. We will see you all at the beginning of Term 2!


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St John Ambulance Visit

On Monday, we had an incursion where we learnt about First Aid (Giada).

We learnt to check for Danger first (Marlie and Annessa). Then call out their name really loud.

If the person does not wake up , pinch the person on the shoulder very hard ( Artemis and Indigo)

We learnt the emergency number, 000, which will call an ambulance for help (Harriett).


“It was amazing” (Isla)

“It was a little scary, because you dont know if the person is sick or not” (Harriett)

“It was awesome, because I like the pictures” (Indigo)

“It was funny when I was acting” (Louis)