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  • Reminder – Signed permission forms for Dinner and Sleepover due this Friday (9/21/2017) - Grade 1 Dinner and Grade 2 Dinner and Sleepover        On Friday, 13th October, 2017.  We are just giving you a reminder that the permission form and payment for the dinner and sleepover needs to be returned by Friday, 22nd September. Could you please advise if your child will be attending.  We need to know
  • Money, money, money! (9/15/2017) - Over the last two weeks, the Preps have been learning about money and at the end of the unit we set up a shop. The Preps were given $5 in coins and were asked to spend all of the coins on items in our store (all items were either $1 or $2). Below are photos
  • Book Week Cross-Age Activities (9/13/2017) - The art work students completed during the cross-age activities in Book Week was absolutely delightful.  There is such a buzz in the air when students get to work with other students across the school.  Friendships are made and it is wonderful to see the senior students helping the younger students with the activities.  I have
  • Oxfam talk and Information Reports (9/4/2017) - We were so lucky to have Pam Anders (Delilah’s mother) talk to the 1/2 Learning Area about the wonderful work Oxfam does in our community and world wide earlier this month.  Students had the opportunity to write an Information Report after listening to Pam’s presentation and doing some on-line research.   We were very proud
  • Book Week (8/29/2017) - Below are more photos of the Preps from our book week celebrations.  
  • MANA (8/29/2017) - Thank you to all of the parents, carers and family members who attended our annual school event. Below are some pictures of the Preps on stage.      
  • ‘Hana’ dissection (8/29/2017) - The Grade 3/4s took apart some hana in Japanese Science last week and identified all the various parts that they could.  We found the stigma, sepal, pollen, petals and more! Then we made Japanese/English sentences describing what we found: Pollen ga arimas. Stigma ga arimas. Sepal ga arimasen.
  • Book Week Cross Age Activities (8/28/2017) - After our book week assembly, the Preps worked with different grades to complete craft activities based on the books shortlisted this year. Prep C worked with 3/4A and read ‘All I Want for Christmas is Rain’ by Cori Brooke. Together, the students made rain makers out of cardboard, rice, aluminium foil, tape and string. Below are
  • Scraps of Wool and Ribbon wanted! (8/22/2017) - Book Week is coming to Moreland next Monday when we have our Dress-up Day.  Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite story book characters!  All students will be involved in cross-age activities to celebrate Book Week.  I am  collecting wool and ribbons for one of our Art Activities based on a short-listed picture
  • Creating Toys – 1/2 Learning Area (8/21/2017) - Last Friday there was a buzz in the 1/2 Learning Area, as the students went to work making the models or prototypes of the toys they had designed.  The students were so creative in making their toys and worked incredibly hard.  Special thanks to Sasha (Candy Sparkles) for her help working with the students!  Enjoy
  • Jobs: Schools (8/18/2017) - Today, the Preps explored ‘schools’ and we had so much fun! Some people dressed up as Mr. Bove (our maintenance man), teachers, principals (in their work uniform and holiday attire), PE teachers and crossing supervisors. The Preps practiced running a school, teaching students, building schools, build laptops out of K-Nex and helping people cross the
  • Mana – Costumes for 1/2 Students (8/17/2017) - We are looking forward to the visit from Mana and the performance that students will be involved in on Thursday, 24th August at Moonee Valley Racecourse. Our students are required to wear white t-shirts and shorts (any colour).  Can you please make sure they do not have large logos – small, discreet ones are fine! For those families
  • Toy Design and Model Making – Friday 18th August (8/17/2017) - Tomorrow all students will have the opportunity to make a 3-D model or the “real thing” of the toy they have designed.  We will have lots of craft supplies, paper, some play dough etc.   If your child needs any special things like material,  can you send  along with your child tomorrow.  We are hoping
  • Parent Maths Night – fun games to help your child at home (8/17/2017) -
  • Capacity (8/15/2017) - Over the last two weeks, the Preps have been learning about capacity. On Thursday, the Preps were asked to predict how many drops of water would fit onto a five cent coin (without overflowing) and then were asked to test out their predictions. We also talked about the many variables that can affect the outcome
  • Jobs In Our Community (8/15/2017) - Last week, the Preps learnt about jobs in our community, such as doctors, nurses, posties, vets, dentists, shop keepers and librarians (just to name a few). Below are some pictures of their explorations and some photos from our session with our guest speaker. Dr Stephanie showed us some of the tools she uses to perform her tasks
  • Kyou wa…. (8/9/2017) - Konnichiwa!  In Japanese Science we have been learning how to talk about the weather in Japanese.  We played a game of tenki dressups where the kids had to dress up in clothes appropriate to the weather.  Here are the crazy photos! Kyou wa hare…. Kyou wa ame… Kyou wa samui…   Kyou wa yuki… Minnasan sayounara!
  • Kyou wa… (8/9/2017) - Konnichiwa!  In Japanese Science we have been learning how to talk about the weather in Japanese.  We played a game of tenki dressups where the kids had to dress up in clothes appropriate to the weather.  Here are the crazy photos! Kyou wa hare…. Kyou wa ame… Kyou wa samui…   Kyou wa yuki… Minnasan sayounara!
  • Trades (8/7/2017) - Last week, the Preps continued learning about jobs and specifically focused on trades. The students used iPad apps (Bob the Builder), used sorting charts, dress ups, craft and construction materials to explore these jobs further (e.g. what tools do they use, what tasks do they have to complete, what uniform do they wear and where
  • A Bugs Life (8/7/2017) - This term during Integrated Studies we are looking at living, non-living and once living things. The grade 3/4 students looked at a BTN story about ‘Bugs’ and learnt some new information about ‘good bugs’ and ‘bad bugs’ Students also learnt about pesticides and the effect it has on the good bugs, the environment and health
  • Emergency Services (8/1/2017) - Last week, the Preps focused on learning about emergency services used by our community. During Developmental Play, the Preps used graphic organisers, dress ups, craft and books to find out what tasks, tools, uniform and work places relate to each job. On Friday, to celebrate and reinforce their learning, the Preps dressed up as either
  • 100 Days of School – Koalas (8/1/2017) -
  • 100 Days of School – Kookaburras (8/1/2017) -  
  • 100 Days of School – Wombats (8/1/2017) -  
  • Meet Some Well-Loved Toys (7/31/2017) - We have some wonderful pieces of writing from students in the Learning Area.  Their task was to write a description of their toys. In their writing they were required to write a short paragraph introducing their toy.  The second paragraph was to provide a description or some information about the toy and the final sentence
  • Damaged Toys Wanted in the 1/2 Learning Area (7/31/2017) - As part of our Integrated Unit of Studies on “Toys” – the students will be dismantling and examining how different toys are made.  They will look at the parts that make up a toy, how different toys move and the materials used to make the toys.    If you have any toys at home that
  • Police Visit (7/28/2017) - Yesterday, three police officers from Brunswick station came to visit the Preps. They taught us about their uniform, task and tools that they use when they are working. They also answered all of our questions about their job and let the Preps explore their police car and van! We has such a great time!  
  • 3D objects (7/26/2017) - This week, the Preps have been learning about 3D objects and their features. Today, we made cubes out of matchsticks and plasticine. The Preps then identified how many vertices, edges and faces a cube has and below are some photos of their explorations.
  • 100 Days of School! (7/26/2017) - Yesterday, the Preps celebrated their 100th day of school! They came to school dressed in bright colours, practiced counting and grouping numbers to 100 using their 100 collections and made their 100 cake. Below are some photos from the activities.
  • Return of the firefighters (7/26/2017) - Yesterday was a very busy day, with the Preps celebrating their 100th day of school and also having a second visit from firefighters from our local station. They spoke to the students about having a safe meeting place and practiced how to ‘crawl down low go go go’ and how to ‘stop, drop, cover and
  • Jobs: Firefighter Visit 1 (7/17/2017) -   Today, firefighters from the Brunswick Station came to visit the Preps to talk about fire safety. The firefighters were able to answer questions such as “What do you do when there is a fire?” “What is a good meeting spot?” “What should you do if your clothes are on fire?”  and “What number should
  • Semester 1 Highlights (6/30/2017) - THANK YOU POSTERS TO OUR MUMS Maths is fun
  • TOYS (6/29/2017) - Dear Parents/Carers, This Term the Grade 1/2’s will be learning all about TOYS.  To begin this learning, we are asking that all students bring a toy that is special to them in the first week of Term 3, please make sure it is clearly labelled. We are also asking that they write about their toy
  • Prep Courtyard (6/23/2017) - Today, a group of wonderful parents came together to provide some much needed love and attention to our courtyard. They spent two hours cleaning, fixing, weeding, sweeping and organising our space to make it more inviting for the Preps. We are all very thankful for their help today and the Preps are extremely excited to see
  • Place Value: Tens and Ones (6/13/2017) - The number ninjas have been working hard on being able to read, make and order two-digit numbers by understanding how many tens and ones are in each number. The students rolled a dice twice, added these numbers to their tens and ones t-chart  to make a two digit number and made the number using Montessori
  • Takai hikui (6/6/2017) - Last week in Japanese Science, the Preps have learned how to make a sentence about who is tall and who is short.  We made some videos to show you: Prep A Prep B: Prep C:
  • Essendon FC Visit (6/5/2017) - On Tuesday 30th May the grade 3 students were lucky enough to have 3 Essendon Football Club players come to the classroom to have a talk about football and leadership. The grade 3 students were amazed to have 2 former captains and leaders of the Essendon Football Club in Jobe Watson and Brendon Goddard speak
  • The Human Powered Vehicle has arrived! (6/4/2017) - Thanks to a generous donation from Nelson Alexander, and the hard work of Alex Hoskins for securing the donation, our HPV has arrived! The RACV Energy Breakthrough team (the 10 student leaders) have now begun training and are keen to get their licences and begin riding. More to come!
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Studies (6/4/2017) - As a part of our studies of Australia’s indigenous culture there have been a variety of experiences for the students this semester. In term one, as a part of planning and writing the play and our history studies, students explored the effects colonisation had on Australia’s first peoples. This term we have a performance of
  • China Studies (5/23/2017) - As part of the grade 3/4 Integrated Curriculum students will be developing a deeper understanding of China. They will compare and contrast the geography, people, economy and traditions with that of Australia. Students had a look at a Behind The News Story (below) and use the information to further develop their knowledge. http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4243705.htm Students have
  • Cross Country (5/22/2017) - On Tuesday May 16th, 15 students from the grade 3/4 learning area (along with 36 students from the 5/6 area) represented Moreland Primary School in the Cross Country. We were very pleased with the effort, behaviour and sportsmanship in which our students displayed throughout the day. It was a successful day with multiple students getting
  • Month of May (5/12/2017) - It has been a busy start to Term 2 in the 3/4 learning area! In the Month of May we have lots and lots of birthdays to celebrate with 9 lucky students having a birthday! We have had the addition of new fish to our area: Our stick insects continue to grow. They started off
  • Developmental Play (5/11/2017) - Today, the Preps had their first turn using our new tunnel!  It was very popular and the students had lots of turns.
  • Positional Language (5/11/2017) - The Preps have been learning about positional language. We took photos in the playground and used them to discuss the students position. “I am on the monkey bars” “I am in the slide” “I am on the slide” “I am on the square” “I am on the slide” “I am on the tunnel” “I am
  • LIBRARY BORROWING IS BACK… (5/10/2017) - After some fairly serious problems with the borrowing system, we are pleased to let you know that all students can resume borrowing.  Please make sure your child is returning and changing library books regularly.  As we all know, great readers become great writers and we have so many books for the children to enjoy.  Let’s
  • Term 2 (5/3/2017) - It has been a fast, exciting and vibrant start to Term 2! On Monday 1st May we it was our turn to host assembly. These are the fun things we have been doing in the classroom during Semester 1! FRIENDSHIPS During Term 1 we looked at Friendships and wrote poems about a best friend. Some examples
  • Term 1 Excursion Snaps! (5/2/2017) -   
  • Fried Rice (4/28/2017) - This term, the students will continue to learn about China in Asian Studies. Today, we made fried rice in our home groups and discussed what the students smelt, saw, tasted and felt. Some of the words that they came up with were: yummy, hot, tasty, rough and colourful (just to name a few). Language experiences
  • Developmental Play (4/26/2017) - Today, during Developmental Play, the Preps worked on their fine motor skills, created their own beyblades out of K-nex, constructed buildings out of magnetic shapes and read books from our library (just to name a few activities).
  • LIBRARY BORROWING (4/24/2017) -  We would like to update you about borrowing of library books.  Unfortunately, we have a problem with the system that our IT experts are endeavouring to sort out.  The students are not able to borrow library books until this problem has been cleared.  I will let you know as soon as the students can start
  • Exploring Patterns (4/20/2017) - The Preps have been learning how to copy, make and continue patterns using their bodies, sounds, colours and shapes. Below are pictures of the Wombats creating their core element, and repeating them to create a patterns.
  • M is for milkshakes! (3/24/2017) - Today, during language experience, the Preps made milkshakes! After tasting the milkshakes, the students brainstormed words for their writing.  Some of these included: milk, strawberry, chocolate, foam, bubbles, sweet, scrumptious and smooth.
  • Numbers, numbers and more numbers! (3/24/2017) - Making a 3-digit number using spinners, finding the number on a MAB flip chart, using MAB stamps to model it, writing the number in words, working out 10 & 100 more & less and finally rounding it off so to place it on a number line… no wonder we need a good breakfast to keep up!
  • More measuring fun! (3/23/2017) - Today we had to find objects in our learning area that measured exactly 20 or 30 icy-pole sticks! Atticus       We measured the perimeter of things in our classroom. Ravi  
  • Measuring ourselves and toys… Fun with maths (3/23/2017) - Have you ever tried to measure yourself or a toy without using rulers? That was the challenge our students had to think about… Amidst the the fun and laughs, our students chose a unit of measure like counters and blocks, estimated how many they would need to measure themselves, then worked together co-operatively to find
  • Moomba Floats (3/22/2017) - This year’s Moomba Festival was held from March 10 – March 13 with plenty of costumes, decorations, rides, food, parades and fireworks on display for the community of Melbourne. We as a Grade 3/4 team designed our own floats which we thought would be a good fit in the Moomba Festival Parade.
  • Reading fun (3/22/2017) -   This week in our reading groups, we had to work together to present our story “Smart Alec”. Four amazing girls worked so hard- Lila, Ivy, Siobhan and Madi. The audience could not stop laughing. We tried to make it look like it was the same, like in the book. “I bet you don’t know
  • Friends of 10 (3/22/2017) - This week, the Preps have been learning about how to make 10. Below are some pictures of the preps using tens frames. Students rolled a ten sided dice, added that many objects/counters to their tens frame and worked out how many more they needed to make 10. 8 and 2 make 10 6 and 4
  • History Project – What are we up to? (3/9/2017) - We are past the halfway point for Term One, and our students in Grade 5/6 haven’t wasted any time getting going on their history projects! Already the students are building up their knowledge of lots of different periods in Australia’s colonial history, working in groups to explore topics like ‘who were the convicts and why
  • Grade 5/6 and Preps sharing eating time…. (3/9/2017) - Spending time with the littlest people in the school is a pleasure for our Grade 5/6s. Here they all are, enjoying eating lunch together in the sun!    
  • Developmental Play (3/2/2017) - Here are some photos from Developmental Play today.
  • Grade 3/4 Assembly (2/28/2017) - Monday 27th February was our turn to host assembly. We spoke about all the fun things that have been happening in the first 4 weeks in the Grade 3/4 area. Below are the list of fun things that have been happening in our learning area: We have been creating lots of new friendships and learning
  • Exploring Numbers to 10 (2/24/2017) - The Preps have been exploring numbers to 10 using hands on materials and ipad apps (eggy numbers to 10) this week. They have practiced recognising, making, writing and ordering numbers.
  • Grade 5/6 and Preps – sharing lunch in the sun! (2/23/2017) - Spending time with the littlest people in the school is a pleasure for our Grade 5/6s. Here they all are, enjoying eating lunch together in the sun today!
  • Maths – 3D shape (2/23/2017) - Shapes! We have been focusing on 2D and 3D shapes in maths this month, with a particular focus on understanding how 2D shapes come together to form 3D prisms. We’ve also been building up the vocabulary needed, such as ‘apex’, ‘vertices’, ‘faces’, ‘edges’ and ‘prisms’. Activities range from online challenges, such as using Scratch to
  • Developmental Play (2/23/2017) - The Preps have been at school for 13 days today, time flies when you’re having fun! Today during Developmental Play, some of the preps made robots out of K’nex, castles out of magnetic shapes, played with sea animals in water, created towers out of blocks and opened a restaurant (just to name a few of
  • Yubi yubi yubi! (2/21/2017) - Today the Preps started learning about our senses. We used our yubi instead of our me to find gold coins in an obstacle course. Yubi yubi yubi!!!
  • Essendon FC Leadership Visit (2/21/2017) - Today we had the opportunity to listen to 3 elite athletes from Essendon Football Club talk about leadership, what qualities a good leader should have and what it means to be an AFL player.   Some qualities that we as a 3/4 team think a leader should have include: having confidence, being honest and encouraging,
  • Week 1 (2/21/2017) - Below are some photos of the Preps during the first few days of school, the Preps have been busy making new friends, exploring our play spaces, meeting their buddies, using hands on materials in maths and having lots of fun!  
  • Week 1 and 2 Grade 5/6 Stuff! (2/13/2017) - Fish Flapping – get your fish to the finish line first by flapping it with a book! Team Building exercises Spaghetti and marshmallow challenge – make the tallest tower!     
  • GRADE 1/2 LIBRARY HELPERS NEEDED (2/6/2017) - Last year we had a wonderful team of helpers who organised the borrowing and returning of books for students in our area.  The helpers also kept the library tidy and if there was time assisted in the covering of new books. We have library borrowing each day so that students can change their book any
  • Welcome to Grade 1/2! (2/2/2017) - Welcome to Grade 1/2! We hope you all had fabulous holidays and we are looking forward to hearing all about them! Parents – the home group lists have been put up on the window where the 1/2 students line up. We are looking forward to a fun year full of learning and laughter. From the
  • Welcome Grade 3/4 (1/31/2017) -   Welcome to the new Grade 3 students and returning Grade 4 students! Here in the Grade 3/4 area we are friendly, responsible, respectful, honest and most importantly FUN! Your teachers this year will be Ms. Pepi, Lina, Marcus, Costa, Naomi and Semiha, we all hope you had an adventurous and exciting holidays and are

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