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Our 100 Days of School!

After lots of hard work so far this year, we finally reached our 100 days of school, and what a week we had!

On Monday, we had a scavenger hunt where we had to find 100 items to collect out on the school yard. Some of the things we collected included leaves, twigs and pieces of bark.

On Tuesday, we created paper chains using coloured paper. Some of us made patterns of 2s, 5s and 10s to help us count more efficiently.

On Wednesday, we designed our own 100 eyed aliens! We used dried black beans for the eyes and stuck them on with PVA glue. It was a messy job but we loved it!

On Thursday, we enjoyed threading 100 colourful beads onto string to create our own ‘100 days necklaces’.

On Friday, we had our dress up day to celebrate our official 100th day of school. We dressed up as 100 year olds! We saw lots of grey hair, glasses, walking sticks and people complaining of a sore back or knees.

It was a fantastically FUN week and we are now 100 days SMARTER!!!





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Careers Dress-Up Day

On Friday 24th of May, the Year 1 students and teachers had a dress-up day to celebrate Careers Week. Students chose to come to school dressed in the uniforms of many different jobs, such as police officers, fire fighters, doctors, builders, bank managers, artists and even teachers!

We also had a few fantastic guest speakers, some of which included a pilot, a research nurse and a flight-attendant. The students asked lots of questions about the careers of our guest parents and found the talks very interesting!

Below are some photos of our amazing career outfits.




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Year 1 Farmers Day

On Friday the 7th of December, all of the Year 1 students dressed in an outfit that could be associated with a farm. They had developed this idea previously with the goal of raising money for Drought Angels, a charity that supports farmers, their families and the local communities. The students came as farmers, animals, vegetables and scarecrows. Below are some photos from the day.


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Year 1 Edendale Farm Excursion

In Term 4, the Year 1 students have been busy learning about farms, produce and drought. On Tuesday the 27th of November, all 5 classes had the opportunity to visit Edendale Farm in Eltham. Students learnt about the importance of insects in particular they discovered how worms create healthy soil for plants to grow. They also eagerly feed some hungry sheep and created beautiful calico bags using natural materials. The students were excitedly talking about their day and new discoveries on their trip home. Below are some photos of the activities.



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Year 1 Incursion

The Year 1 students have been busy learning about Global Geography. Recently, they have investigated the 7 continents and 5 oceans. On Thursday the 30th of August, Students had the opportunity to view a play by ‘Two Friends Productions’. They met some weird and wacky characters along the way including amazing animals from various countries while they sailed around the world. The students had many laughs throughout the performance.

Below are a few photos that were taken throughout the play.


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Book Week Year 1

Book week is a time to celebrate reading and all the wonderful things about books. The Year 1 students and teachers had the opportunity to dress up as their favourite book character or a character relating to this year’s theme ‘find your treasure’. In the afternoon all of the Year 1 and 2 students made their way to the gym for a book parade. The students were all excited and had lots to say about their characters throughout the day. Thank you to parents for supporting this week. Below are some photos taken on the day.


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100 Days of Year 1

In Mathematics the Year 1 students have been busy counting the number of school days. They found counting patterns and have used classroom number lines, tens frames, a 100s chart, as well as unifix and bundles and sticks to represent tens and ones.

On Friday the 27th of July, the Year 1s celebrated their 100th day of school. Each child brought in 100 items of their choice. This may have included household objects, lollies or toys. Students used their knowledge of an efficient method of skip counting such as by 2s, 5s, or 10s to determine whether they did indeed bring 100 items. They then wrote about the number 100 and participated in games and craft activities to acknowledge being 100 days smarter.

Below are some photos of the festivities and fun.




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