Sports Expo

Today all of the Reception – Year 2 classes participated in the Sports Expo. Mrs Pettmann, our PE teacher, and Mr Hanna, a Year 3 teacher organised the whole day for us. We spent the whole day doing different sports – many that we’ve never tried before!
We needed to work as a team, be a good sport, encourage others, co-operate as a class or with our team mates and listen very carefully to the instructors.
We had a blast!!! It was such a fun filled day.
This is how our day went.

Zumba with Bianca. We did a warm up game called toilet chasey, danced the penguin dance and a Zumba dance and then played the pegs on hats game and the ribbon tails game.

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Wheelie net with Jacob. Jacob talked to us about all of the different types of sports that wheelchair athletes play, for example: basketball, football, tennis, etc. He also taught us about hand bicycles that can be raced over very long distances and be used in track races. Today we practised wheeling around, moving between cones and completing relays.

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Life Be In It run by Ms Sporn. We had a giant earth ball. It is a huge colourful ball that we played lots of gams with. We rolled it, chased people with it, ran it over our bodies while we laid down pretending to be train tracks and ran it around the circle. It was great fun.
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Little Athletics with Paul. We started with a relay circuit. We had to jump in hoops with our feet together, run over low hurdles, weave between cones and jump over 2 hurdles. Then run around a cone and back to our team. Then we tried the hugh jump. We ran in on an angle and then jumped over the elastic rope and landed on the big blue gym mat with our feet out in front of us. Paul was a great teacher for all of the activities.

























Baseball run by Mr B and Mr C!!!! These guys were lots of fun. We were divided into 2 groups and did some warm up exercises. Then we practised playing a game. We hit the ball off of a tee and then ran around the bases. Other class members were the fielders.



















Golf run by Chris. Chris taught us how to hold the golf club and swing it properly. We had lots of time to practise hitting the ball.

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Korfball run by Jason and Amy. Korfball is a game that was invented by a teacher to teach her class how to co-operate together. We practised shooting the ball into the hoop (made out of wicker like a basket). We needed to use our whole body to make sure we threw the ball high enough to try and get a basket. We played Titanic and Golden Child.


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Tennis with Ian. Ian taught us how to catch and hit a tennis ball. We practised hitting the ball over the nets. There were lots of courts set up for us to practise on.



















Taekwondo with Darren . We learnt some different moves including arm punches, kicks and calling out numbers as we did our moves.

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We had a wonderful day and would like to thank Mrs Pettman and Mr Hanna for organising the day for us.
The Year 3-5 students are having their Sports Expo on Thursday and the Year 6/7 students are on Friday. We think they’ll have lots of fun too.

A Day in the Life of Room 24!!!

Every weekday we come to school BUT what do we do all day?
We’ve used Jelly Cam to record a day in the life of room 24. Every minute the camera on our laptop took 1 photo, then we joined it all together to create a video.
So here is our day – Tuesday the 29th of November. You’ll notice that most of the time we are in the classroom – we did reading activities, Sharing Time – run by the children, who taught us how to Christmas craft decorations, finishing our Inquiry recording. Sometimes the room is empty – this means it might be recess, lunch, we were at German and with our big buddies playing board games in the Hall.

Here is our day. Check out our video!

We’d love to hear what you think about Jelly Cam. Did you notice anything special about our day?

Jump Rope for Heart Demonstration

On Friday our Jump Rope team held a whole day of demonstrations and workshops. Classes came with their buddy class to join in on all of the fun. The first activity was the chicken dance for a warm up, then we had different activity stations that we rotated around. They were individual ropes, double dutch and long ropes.
It was a very busy and fast 1/2 an hour. We had lots of fun and think the Jump Rope team did a great job hosting the day. The teachers that co-ordinate Jump Rope are Miss Grant and Miss Humphreys.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to the whole team. Well done!!!

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Mini Buddies Reading

Today we read with our mini buddies. Our big buddies were busy and so we headed over to the new Reception class to read with them. It was a great chance for us to be the ‘older’ person who reads to the younger children. We needed to model lots of different reading strategies, for example – pointing to the words as we read, sounding out long words, reading sight words fluently, looking at the pictures and connecting them to the words we read, reading from left to right and top to bottom on the page and discussing what the story was about when we finished reading it. You can see us showing the Receptions some of these reading skills.
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What are some of the reading strategies you use?
We’d love to hear about some different books that we could read to our ‘Mini Buddies’.

Music is fun band

Today the Music is Fun Band visited our school. They played lots of different instruments and sang songs with us. The songs were:

  1. Heart and Soul
  2. On the Road Again
  3. Holiday Road
  4. The Hippo song
  5. Dr Tickle
  6. The Belly Button song
  7. Dry Bones
  8. Dynamite
  9. Amigos Para Siempre
  10. Para El Buzz Espanol
  11. Man Gave Names to all the Animals
  12. Fireflies
  13. Perppermint Twist
  14. I Have a Dream
  15. Jump
  16. My Neighbourhood is overrun by baboons
  17. You can’g stop the beat
  18. Firework.

We had a fantastic time and loved all of the songs.

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Family Blogging Challenge Month Winners

For the first four weeks of Term 4 we held the Family Blogging Month Challenge. We have invited all of our families and friends to post comments on our blog.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to all of our family and friends who have posted a comment on our blog over the last four weeks. We have really loved reading your comments each day.
We had so many comments from our mums, dads, uncles, aunties, Grandmas, Grandpas, cousins and family friends – from all around the world!
Our official blogging month has finished but we’d still love to hear from you – please keep posting comments!!

The winner of our blogging challenge is

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Will has chosen to have his own special blogging page – check out his posts during the upcoming weeks.
Other students who also had lots of comments posted by the families were:
Jordan and
It was great that our whole class had a comment posted by someone they know.
We look forward to hearing from you in the future on our blog.

What were your favourite parts of our blogging challenge?
Do you have any ideas that we could consider for future blogging challenges?

Gala Day

On Friday we had Gala Day at school. This is one of our favourite days of the year.
The students in Years 3- 7 are able to have a stall at Gala Day. This means they need to decide what their stall will be about, what materials they’ll need, who is responsible for collecting items they’ll need, organising their table/ resources, making advertising posters and putting them up around the school, setting up their stall and being ready on the day. They learn a lot of skills and really have to co-operate as a team for a stall to be successful. Some of this year’s stalls were fresh juice, erasers/ pencil grips stall, cakes, milkshakes / thickshakes, biscuits, cupcakes, nail painting, slime, sponge throwing games, water balloon throwing games and lots and lots more!!!
The Reception – Year 2 students bring their money along to spend at the different stalls. First the R-2 students have a chance to go and buy items or play games and then the Year 3-7 students have their turns.

We had a FANTASTIC time at Gala day – some of us are already planning what we’d like to have as a stall next year!!
We’d like to say a big thank you to the older students who held a stall and their teachers who helped them with their planning.

Here are some photos of Gala Day at Craigburn Primary School.
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Matthew and Lilly

On Thursday Matthew brought his new puppy Lilly in to meet us. Lilly is a Golden Retriever puppy and she is about 8 weeks old. Matthew taught us about where she came from, how big she’ll grow, what she eats and where she lives at home. Our whole class thought Lilly was very cute and she had very soft fur when we all patted her. Matthew has promised to bring Lilly in near the end of our school year so we can see how much she has grown.

Here’s some photos of Matthew, Lilly and the class.


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Remembrance Day

11/11/11 @ 11am.
Today Remembrance Day.

TODAY, Remembrance Day falls on the 11th day of the 11th month of the 11th year of this century.

It is a truly historic day, and in a special tribute to those who have served and sacrificed under the banner of the Australian Defence Forces.

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth countries since the end of World War I to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November to remember the official end of World War I on that date in 1918; fighting ended “at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month” of 1918.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem “In Flanders Fields”. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their brilliant red colour an appropriate symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

Our class will be a part of the whole school assembly at 11am. We will meet in our Hall to remember all of the soldiers who have fought for our country.

This week we displayed some poppy art work in our front office.
Here are some examples of our work. We encourage you to come in and look at all of the paintings – they look quite stunning all on display.


Migration Museum Excursion

Last Friday, the 4th of November, our class went on an excursion to the Migration Museum in the city.
Check out our photos on the excursions / camps page in the next few days as we upload photos and information about our excursion.
Here are some of the photos that we have.

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