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Term 2 Super Scientist Competition

In Week 5 (Monday 27th May), the Year 1 – 6 students will be completing the ‘Super Scientist’ Competition. The aim is to develop a passion for Science while encouraging students to learn about the natural world.


Students are to investigate a scientific concept and deliver an experiment or physical demonstration to the class. Each presentation is to be a maximum of 5 minutes. Students are allowed to use posters, charts and ICT resources, such as MS PowerPoint to support their presentation.


Each Year One class will select their top two ‘Super Scientists’ and they will move forward to the Year Level Super Scientist challenge.  The Year One Super Scientist challenge date will be advised at a later date.


After the Year One ‘Super Scientist’ is selected, the one student will go to deliver their presentation at a special awards assembly in week 10 (Wednesday 3rd July).


Students will be presenting on their rostered NEWS days.
We look forward to seeing all the wonderful presentations.



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Term Two News program and roster

Term 2 News Program (topics)


Term 2 News Program


The students will be presenting their news, based on the topic for each week, on their given day. Students are encouraged to speak in a loud and clear voice and provide as much information as they can about the topic. We are continuing to focus on eye contact and body language during our presentations.
Students are able to bring in objects which support the topic, to assist in their presentations. Our focus this term is increasing the level of detail the students include when presenting their News.
If you have any questions, please let me know.


Thank you Miss Ailsa Lamb


Term One Revision

Room 21, has worked extremely hard throughout the Term and have learned many new skills and concepts.I am very proud of all of their achievements and look forward to seeing everyone continue to grow next term.
To retain our new skills and concepts, it would be greatly appreciated if you could revise the following during the holidays:
Mathematics Number and Algebra Reading, writing and ordering numbers to 100.Making and drawing collections to 50.Locating numbers 1 to 100 on the number line.Orally counting to 200 and from 100 from any starting point.Orally counting starting from 0 by 2s, 5s and 10s to 100, the songs we use in class are listed further down in the blog.Reading the word numerals for 1 to 20.Reading and understanding basic facts to 20 (addition).Representing and solving simple addition problems to 30 using concrete materials, illustrations and counting on.  
Measurement and Geometry
Naming and ordering the days of the week and months of the year.Naming the seasons.Knowing the dur…

Presenting News

When presenting news, the students are encouraged to provide as much detail as possible for the audience. We appreciate all of the time you are taking at home to prepare for their presentations. It has been so pleasing to see the students confidence develop. 
Students are asked to include the following components when speaking about the topics:  - who, (was there, gave them the item, it is about etc) - what, (the item is, the item does, they like about it etc) - when, (they got it, they use it) - where and (they got it, they use it) - why. (they have it, they like it)
As a class, we are focusing on: - content (giving good and detailed information during the presentation) - body language (encouraging students to stand still without fidgeting) - eye contact (looking around to the class whilst they are speaking) - voice (speaking clearly and audibly and experimenting with expression and tone) - pace (speaking at a consistent pace - reducing long pauses and slowing down if speaking too quickly)  - vol…

Harmony Day Parade

On the 22nd of March, the students participated in a Harmony Day parade with their buddy class, Room 8. The students wore clothing representing their cultures or dressed in orange, which is the colour of Harmony Day. 

Thank you to all of the parents for helping your child dress up to celebrate Harmony Day. It was amazing to see all of the different cultures represented so beautifully within our class.
Throughout the week, we focused on the importance of inclusiveness and respect. We discussed how lucky we are to live in Australia with all of the diverse cultures and learned about the different nationalities within the classroom. We have some Harmony Day displays in the classroom and block area.

News Program and Roster

Room 21 will be starting their NEWS program this week. I have included the topic schedule and presentation roster below.
Term One News program (topics)
Term One News roster
The students will be presenting their news, based on the topic for each week, on their given day. Students are encouraged to speak in a loud and clear voice and provide as much information as they can about the topic. We are focusing on building eye contact with the audience and standing still while presenting.
Students are able to bring in objects which support the topic, to assist in their presentations.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thank you Miss Ailsa Lamb

Parent Information Night.

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend the parent information night. It was great to see so many parents. We hope we were able to answer any questions that may have arisen.

I have attached some documents that were discussed to the resources tab at the top of the blog. Attached below are some documents discussed during the night. These include:

1. Slide show presentation
2. Blank level questions – to assist with home reading
3. Examples of how to complete and set up the homework.
4. Tip for helping your child
5. Number and Letter formation pages
6. Phonics place mats

As discussed homework (practice time sheets/ word problem Wednesdays and talk homework) will be uploaded to the blog each week. If you are having trouble accessing or printing the homework sheets, please let me know.

Please ensure each student brings in their homework folder, sight work booklets and homework book every day. Any notes that get sent home will also be put into this homework folder, so please check the…

Home Reading Questions

It is fantastic to see how much everyone is reading at home and in the classroom.

All students are showing improvements during guided reading and are starting to use reading strategies to decode unknown words and answer comprehension questions. Everyone is eagerly participating during silent reading and reading a range of books from the reading corner.

It is also very good to have so many questions being asked when they are reading.
I have attached some “Blank Level Questions” which can be used when reading at home to help with the comprehension of the books. It is recommended to ask these questions whilst reading as well as once the book has been completely read.


Please come and speak to me in the classroom if you have any questions.

Thank you
Ailsa Lamb

Speaking and Listening Task - All About Me!

During Week 4, starting Monday 25th of February, the students will be completing a speaking and listening task. The topic is “All About Me.”

The students are encouraged to speak about their families, favourite spots, food, sports, hobbies, friends etc.

Students are able to use palm cards, power point presentations or posters to assist their presentation.

I have included a timetable below with the day each student will be presenting. This will also be displayed on the classroom window notice board.
I look forward to hearing all of the wonderful speeches next week.
Please come and see me if you have any questions.

Thank you
Ailsa Lamb