Round the classes 

Reception class : Katie 

In Katie’s reception class we have been busy making gifts for our special mothers. We have also been learning to recognise capital letters and have started to read books and write our very own sentences. In maths we have been learning all about the number 10, as well as working on our subitising skills. As part of history we have been learning how to create timelines. We are very excited to have our new student Chester in our class. 


Year 1/2 classes : Sam and Kelly

The Year 1/2 classes have had a fun and productive start to Term 2.

In Phonics lessons, we have been focusing on listening for onset, middle and end phonemes (sounds letters make) and blending them together to read words. Students have also been incredibly proud of their neat and correct letter formation when practising their handwriting each morning. 


In literacy, our goal has been to include 'emotive language' in our persuasive writing. We have shared picture books to help us expand our understanding of emotions and emotive language. Find the links to some of the books below:






In My Heart: A Book of Feelings

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Tiger Days: A Book of Feelings by M.H. Clark & Illustrated by Anna Hurley I Read Aloud I

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On Friday of Week 2, the Year 1/2 classes participated in their very first Big Write of the year. They wrote a persuasive text - 'Why should people visit Uraidla?'


Here are some examples of their amazing efforts!


Uraidla has a small post office with some of the fastest and most professional workers. - Gus


The town oval is a great place to meet up with some amusing friends and play with your happy dog. - India


Uraidla has fresh fruit and vegetables. They are grown in the hills and they use them for food in the pub. - Maddi


You should visit the Uraidla Primary School. It has marvellous and caring people and the playground is very fun. - Charlotte


You can watch football and there will be some amazing awesome goals. - Mabel


I know Uraidla is rich with greenery. Do you like greenery? - Brody


In November you get the Uraidla Show. It makes me feel magnificent. - Patrick



In numeracy lessons, all students have been focusing on various strategies to help them solve addition and subtraction maths problems. Some include 'counting on', 'using our fingers' and 'drawing pictures'. 


Year 3/4 class: Henry

During the first two weeks of Term 2 we have spent time revising the structure of narratives and persuasive writing in English. A big focus of our work has been re-reading our writing to make sure that we are including powerful and descriptive language as well as always using correct punctuation. In maths we have been practising multiplication and have now also started to look at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. 

The class has also started a Geography unit focusing on Australia. We have been learning to locate the states, territories and capital cities on maps and discussing the ways different natural and manmade features can be represented. We had fun celebrating the Japanese holiday of ‘Children’s Day,’ a day for parents to appreciate their children and for children to respect their parents, by creating Koinobori carp streamers that represent each of family members.  


Year 3/4 class: Alex

During our first two weeks of Term 2, students have been exploring the term’s Learn, Stand, Give, Fly theme of ‘Respect.’ They have been brainstorming ways we can demonstrate respect to one another and why it is so important. 

Students have also started a Health unit of learning about ‘The Right to be Safe.’ They have been defining safety, discussing how to stay safe and reflecting upon warning signs the body can give to us when we may be feeling unsafe. 

In Literacy, students have been editing their narrative story writing and checking in with their writing goals to demonstrate they have been using their goal to improve their writing. In Maths students have been enjoying some open-ended problem-solving tasks using the four operations. Students have enjoyed finding multiple answers and patterns that need to be followed to solve them. 


Year 5/6 class: Sallie

Term 2 is whizzing by already. In our first week back for English we concentrated on reading comprehension. We decided that the main part of comprehension is locating the evidence to support our answers. We also decided it is tricky to take out our emotions from what we think the answer could be, or how we would respond, and decide on what the evidence is actually telling us. In maths we have moved on to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions...sometimes easy and sometimes quite challenging.  

We are continuing on with our presentations for geography and really going in-depth with our connections to Asia...some very creative and interesting work happening.  

We would like to welcome Larissa and Lachlan, 2 pre-service teachers to our classroom. Their bio pages are on seesaw.  




On Monday 9 May I went to Marion Swim Centre to compete in the SAPSASA swimming competition. When we arrived I was so nervous it felt like I couldn't breathe. I didn't want to get out of the car because I was WAY too nervous but I didn't want the nerves to get the best of me so I told myself I had to do it. 

The events I did were 50m 11 year old girls freestyle, 50m 11 year old breaststroke and 50m 11 year old relay.

My first event was freestyle, I heard my event and as soon as I heard my event number called I went straight to marshalling. Marshalling is where you line up for your event and officials tell you what lane you are swimming in and organise your race. In my first race I came 3rd but I was beaten in the overall times.

For breaststroke, my second race, I came first in my race but third overall which means I received a bronze medal. In my next race, freestyle relay, we finished fourth but the team who came third were disqualified so we moved up and won the bronze.

We had a great day!!


Indonesian : Ibu Susan

In Indonesian this term we are looking at the topic Di mana? (Where?). The younger students will be using several common nouns and the older students will be using rooms of the house. This will keep us very busy over the next few weeks!


Science and P/E - Troy


This term students are learning about physical forces in the environment around them. They are beginning their learning in foundation with objects that move, pushing and pulling and moving towards understanding contact and non contact forces. Students have been playing a range of games to see which forces they require. 



In PE students are looking at invasion games with a focus on skill development and an understanding of game strategy. Students will be starting with football and then moving onto other games learning how to attack and defend using specific sport skills. 


Gardening - Jo

In gardening groups we are learning about sustainability and what it means for us at school and what practices make a difference. There are the 9 "R's" of sustainability to help us to take action: Reduce, Refuse, Reuse, Repair, Repurpose, Rethink, Refurbish, Rot and Recycle. If you can think of any more please let me know!

Our "Green Team" met this week and suggested I include an " R" word to explore each newsletter so the first one is "REUSE". 

This is what the students in the 3/4 class came up with...reuse- bottles, water, clothing, metal scraps, paper…..everything!

Avoid single use items.

We then expand our thinking to why does this make a difference to our school and our world.