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Hello World!

Last updated 09 August 2011, 05:33 PM
Hello to anyone visiting our blog from other places in Australia or overseas! We hope you enjoy reading about some of the fun things we do in our class.  Please leave us a comment, we'd love to know who you are and where you're from.   ... Read more


Last updated 24 September 2011, 02:26 PM
If you guys would like something to do in the holidays, here are a few animations sites.  If you learn how to use them, you will be able to teach other people in our class next term.  Some of them might be a bit tricky, but if you look for the... Read more

Our Brilliant Work

Last updated 22 September 2011, 09:18 PM
This term everyone has been hard at work researching and writing about significant sites. All the work is on a website made entirely by Junior R. Visit Tour Australia and see what we've been up to.    Here is the results of our day of... Read more

Draft Writing

Last updated 11 September 2011, 07:43 PM
  Here are our drafts about local significant sites in an ebook.      Open publication   Read more


Last updated 07 September 2011, 06:22 PM
We have made it to 2000 hits on our blog!  To celebrate, I would like you to find a fact that has 2000 as an answer.  The most unusual and interesting fact wins a prize.  Read more


Last updated 05 September 2011, 07:54 PM
Does anyone have a pet? What pet do you have? Maybe someone who comes to this blog can answer a question that you have about your pet! You might learn something about your pet if you have one! I have a pet, it's a dog. She is 3 years old, a girl and is a... Read more

What did you learn today?

Last updated 01 September 2011, 09:26 PM
Everyday you have some work so you can comment on this post about some interesting things you learned today! I learned what a square number is! I also learned what a pronoun is. There are lots of things to learn about I forgot what I learned today, but... Read more

Space Oddity Book!!

Last updated 28 August 2011, 07:57 PM
David Bowie has turned Space Oddity into a picture book !  The man is a genius!   What do you think of it?   Read more

Question and Answer

Last updated 27 August 2011, 11:06 AM
I found these questions on the internet this morning, on another teacher's blog . The post was called "Questions learners shouldn't ask". When I read them, I recognised some of them from our classroom.  Can you tell me what you could do or think... Read more

A wet afternoon partnership

Last updated 19 August 2011, 07:10 PM
Congratulations to these boys who worked beautifully together on a wet afternoon to create this lovely pattern from Lego blocks! Read more

What is a square metre?

Last updated 17 August 2011, 05:19 PM
  Junior R has been investigating the square metre. We had a go last term of making one out of newspaper, but we weren't very successful, because it was harder than it looked. So we tried again by making square frames first. This worked a lot... Read more

More Maths in the City

Last updated 17 August 2011, 03:49 PM
On our excursion to the Observatory, some people found examples of 3D shapes all around Sydney Harbour. When we got back to school, we had to look at the photos carefully and use everything we knew about the features of 3D shapes to add captions... Read more

Cricket Australia Visit

Last updated 16 August 2011, 03:34 PM
Cricket Australia visited today.  Would someone from our class like to write a recount and email it to me please?     Cricket Australia Visit on PhotoPeach Read more

Fun and a task

Last updated 25 August 2011, 07:25 PM
I found a website where you can make jigsaw puzzles .   It would be great if you could go here , save a picture that you like and make a puzzle.  When the puzzle is created, look up in the right corner of the site and click on 'embed'. then... Read more


Last updated 23 August 2011, 08:50 PM
Australia has 8 states. They are called Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales (N.S.W), Victoria, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory(A.C.T). Western Australia's capital city is Perth, South Australia's... Read more

New friends?

Last updated 06 August 2011, 11:14 AM
Hi everyone.  There is a 5/6 class at Bankstown North who have their own blog too. A lot of the kids have also made blogs and they would love comments. Why not visit 5/6B's blog and if you scroll down, you will see on the right hand side,... Read more

Challenge Task 2

Last updated 06 August 2011, 09:12 AM
Below is an interesting article that came out in the news this week. I have pasted it from THIS WEBSITE. I would like you to have a go at reading it, remembering to use all the reading strategies you know.  Making Connections will be easy... Read more

Education Week at The Bowl

Last updated 03 August 2011, 05:45 PM
We had a great Open day yesterday. Only two mums came for a short time but we had lots of fun learning the names of the Australian states and territories and their capital cities. Have a look at our video   Open Day in Junior R on PhotoPeach Read more

Never Eat Soggy Weetbix!

Last updated 03 August 2011, 08:10 PM
Junior R has been learning about compass directions with the new student teacher, Mrs Cassar. Yesterday we spent the afternoon outside learning how to draw and read compasses. Then we had to follow a course using a real compass. Lots of outdoor learning... Read more

NAIDOC in Junior R

Last updated 20 July 2011, 10:33 PM
Now that we are back at school, we are recognising NAIDOC Week. Yesterday, everyone in Junior R did some reasearch to understand what it was about.  Today we all helped to write a summary. We used Google docs and all worked together. Some people made a... Read more

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