July 25

Term 3 Inquiry Topic

This semester students will be focusing on learning about the world around us. They will learn about the seven continents and explore the different cultures that are observed in other countries. They will learn about animals, food, clothing, weather, events and celebrations found around our world. Students are encouraged to bring souvenirs from other countries to show.

At the end of the term students will go on an excursion, so please continue to look out for information regarding this.

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May 24

Messenger Dogs

On Monday the 21st of May, we experienced an incursion from the people at Messenger Dogs and learnt about how dogs were used in war. Please find some recounts from the Preps and Grade 1/2s and some photos of our morning!

The Messenger Dogs by Prep CD

We met the messenger dogs, their names were Trick, Nell and Bullet.

They helped the soldiers in WW1.

Sixty thousand animals have been to war.

The dogs took messages to the soldiers because there was no power or phones.

One dog stayed with the injured soldier and the other dog went to look for the lost dog, Bullet.

Trick found Bullet and carried him back to get help because Bullet had barbed wire wrapped around his leg.

Messenger Dogs – Brodie 1/2A

My class and the other 1/2s and Preps went to see the Messenger Dogs in the gym for an incursion today. First we went to the gym. Then we watched the show. Next we asked questions. Finally we got to pat the puppets and get a sticker. My favourite dog was Bullet. My favourite part was when the bomb came up.

Messenger Dogs – By Cara 1/2B

On Monday, the 21st of May, the Preps and the 1/2s went to see a show called Messenger Dogs. First, we went to the gym and got introduced to Trick, Bullet and Nell. Next, we did training. For example, when there was a gas attack, you go down and put your gas mask on. Last, we got to pat the dogs and we got a sticker! My favourite part was when the bombs showed up.

Messenger Dogs – By Emma 1/2S

On Monday the 21st of May the preps and 1/2s went to see the Messenger Dogs show at the gym. First we met Trick, Bullet and Nell. Next we watched them do a show. Last we got stickers and got to pat the dogs. My favourite part was when Trick wanted to eat the explosion powder.

Messenger Dogs – Ksenia 1/2A

First they introduced themselves. Then they did a puppet show. Next they told us how they did the bombs and this is how they did it. So they put flour and rice bubbles and cereal in a pipe. Then this is the funny part, one of the messenger dogs said yum I want to eat some cereal and then one of the other dogs said put your mouth there. Then it popped and he spat it out.

March 13

Welcome to Grade 1/2 2018!

Grade 1/2 families,

Welcome to Term 1 2018!

Our website is where you will you be able to take a sneak peek into our classroom. We will be posting updates often about special events, what we are doing in the classroom and anything else along the way.

Please find pages/links to our newsletter and dates to remember page.

Yours in education,

Mrs Attard, Miss Barnes and Miss Skinner

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November 2

Reading and Writing Buddies

This term we have introduced reading and writing buddies.

  • Writing buddies is a time for students to share their writing pieces with their buddy and work together to edit them and get them ready for publishing.
  • Reading buddies are where the students sit EEKK – elbow to elbow, knee to knee (ask them to sing you the EEKK song!) and read a book together. They might do activities such as predicting or summarising before and after reading and share their favourite parts of the book with each other.
  • Please see the photos below of one of our reading buddy sessions πŸ™‚

September 13


Show and Tell: Next week the students will be looking at the author Nick Bland’s books. Our show and tell topic will be the students favourite Nick Bland book and why.

Excursion: Wednesday 20th September is our excursion to Bundoora Park. Students are to arrive on time for school with a hat and small bag with snack, lunch and a refillable drink bottle. Students are to be picked up from their classrooms at the normal time.

If you have any questions please see Mrs Taylor, Miss Barnes or Miss Skinner πŸ™‚

September 8

The Cow Jumped Over the Moon

As you may know, earlier this year it was National Simultaneous Story Time and the 2017 text was ‘The Cow Jumped Over the Moon’ by Tony Wilson. The 1/2’s were so excited and loved the book so much that they all wrote him a letter about what they liked, questions they had and drew fantastic pictures just for Tony! We recently received a reply from Tony and again the kids were over the moon (pardon the pun) to hear back from and get their questions answered by an author they admired. Please click the link below to see Tony’s letter πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Letter from Tony Wilson


September 5

Our Literacy Block and our flexible spaces!

We are lucky enough in the 1/2 area to have a wide variety of spaces for the children to learn and complete activities in. After a visit to Kmart we were able to deck out these spaces and the kids have LOVED it! Check out the photos below of the flexible learning spaces we have made and the kids in action during their Literacy block.

August 24

1/2’s do Array-zing Maths!

This term in the 1/2 area we have been learning about arrays! We are learning to use arrays to make groups so we can do quick multiplication and sharing to solve problems. We love doing arrays because we can use any colours we like (we can even use texta) to show our thinking! Here are some of the array-zing things we have done this term.

We used arrays to solve really large multiplication sums!

Mistakes make our minds grow!

Welcome to Casey’s array city!


August 23

Hello world!

Welcome to the Grade 1/2 Bulletin!
We will be updating the site regularly to give you a sneak peek into what is happening across our classrooms.

Please see below for our Term 3 Specialist Timetable.

1/2 Sport will be held on Fridays at 12:30pm

Peer Support will run every Wednesday at 2:30pm


Specialist Timetable 1/2 S 1/2 B 1/2 T
Japanese Monday 11:30 Monday 12:30 Monday 2:30
PE Wednesday 11:30 Tuesday 11:30 Tuesday 2:30
Visual Art Thursday 11:30 Wednesday 11:30 Thursday 12:30
Performing Arts Tuesday 11:30 Thursday 2:30 Friday 10:00


Yours in education,

Mrs Laura Taylor, Miss Lauren Skinner and Miss Stephanie Barnes πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚