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™‚