Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, The Banksia’s have immersed themselves in an insect’s world this week as they explore the concepts of addition and subtraction, using information from the food diaries of Sammy and Susie, the very hungry spiders. This investigation also provides … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, It’s great to be back after such a long absence with illness. Well done to the banksias for using their You Can Do It skills to adapt to having different teachers and routines. I am so proud of … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, Excitement is mounting over the school camp next week. A list to help with packing has been sent home. Please write names on the tags of all clothing items. The activities planned sound like a lot of fun. Remember … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, Welcome to term 3. It’s great to be back after my whirlwind tour of the top-end. What an amazing country we live in – so diverse. I travelled through the deserts to the northern coast in Arnhem Land … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, Thankyou parents for making the time to come out to school for parent/teacher interviews. It was a very motivating and positive experience to speak with you all and share your child’s progress with you. It was great to hear … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, The Water Cycle is currently being investigated in our classroom. We are learning about precipitation, condensation and evaporation. Some experiments are planned for Friday to demonstrate how water is evaporated into water vapour and then condensed again to … Continued

Reading Factual Texts

Hi everyone, Reading a factual text or information is often more difficult for young readers. A good strategy to help children check their comprehension is to teach them Read- Cover- Remember-Retell. As always, we model first. Read a short section … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, We have been delving deeper into the rainforest this week. Looking at the different animals that live in each level of the rainforest has been very interesting. As we read about the animals we are learning about key … Continued

Banksia Class News

Hi everyone, Welcome to Term 2. This week we have been learning about the rainforest. We discovered that the rainforest has four different levels and each level has lots of different animals living there. We have been reading books and writing … Continued

Soggy Banksia News

Hi everyone, I have been assessing the class individually this week using the Schedule for Early Number Assessment (SENA).  I have been pleased to see all students relaxed and happy to work in this one-on-one situation.  Working this way, I can get … Continued