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Today we made a different style of kite out of paper.

We played Dodge Ball and we used the computers to practise the two numbers that add up to ten.

We also began to design our poster for Footy Colours Day. It will be on September 5th and we are inviting as many people as possible to help celebrate with us. We are hoping to raise more money than last year for children and teenagers with cancer.

Congratulations to all the Prep/Ones and some Grade 2s on their efforts today at our tabloid sports.

Our first event was competing in the 100m run. The starting pistol was pretty loud but we enjoyed the run and getting a ribbon.

We then got to meet the kids from Cann River and Noorinbee. Then there were a couple of Get To Know You/Warm Up games. We played Magic Beans and Busy Ants.

Then it was time to begin our tabloid activities. We balanced, jumped, hopped, skipped, threw, rolled and generally had a great time. There were smiles all round.

We enjoyed watching and cheering on the big boys at the High Jump. The bar was definitely HIGH.

On our way back to the tennis court it was great to have a go at the long jump in the big long sandpit. Thank you Mr Dunne.

Out came the parachute, as well as the big ball, which we were able to balance all the way across the tennis court on just our feet and hands. Then we finished with a game of Dodge Ball thanks to Bridie’s suggestion.

What a great day! Well done to everyone.IMG_3099 IMG_3101 IMG_3120 IMG_3127 IMG_3128 IMG_3173 IMG_3202 IMG_3208

Today we wished one of our classmates a Happy Birthday for yesterday.

We spent 3rd  session at Assembly hearing all about the Year 10s week at Work Experience.

We also finished off our flies. Did you know they vomit on your food with their sponge-like mouth. Yuck, disgusting! That’s why we call them PESTS!

Tomorrow the Cann River kids are coming for our Tabloid Sports day. Good luck everybody and have fun!

Today we went on the computers and tried to visit Zippep’s Astrocircus but unfortunately, we couldn’t get it to work. So instead we built a skeleton. Our Health lesson was all about our bones. The biggest bone in the human body is called the femur. Our bones help us move and stay up.

This morning for Huff and Puff we did baton races. Mrs van der Sant and Kristy also came to help. Thank you both so much.

Today we tested our kites during Huff and Puff. Neve’s kite was the most successful. She made hers out of a plastic bag.

We also did Rainbow Maths. Our rainbow tells us the two numbers that add to ten.Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 11.45.11 AMIMG_3038 IMG_3047 IMG_3051 IMG_3052

Today we practised shot put with bean bags. We had to push not THROW!

We tried to finish our kites but we ran out of time to fly them.

We made ants that have three body parts, antennae and compound eyes. They also had peg mandibles.

In Maths we learnt about the Commutative Law. It means that if we know that

8 + 2 = 10 we know that 2 + 8 = 10 too. We call it a Freebie.

Today we made kites in Design and Technology. We are going to test fly them tomorrow. We know they have to be light, it has to be a windy day and the kite has to be able to catch the wind.

For Huff and Puff we did relays. We used the big ball for our last relay.

We also went to the Library and read a story on the TV.

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On the 4th of June there was great excitement in the Prep/One classroom with two very special visitors. Tanya, the children’s kinder teacher had come to visit with her very cute little girl, Nellie. The class were able to ask lots of questions about what Nellie has been doing.

The children were also very pleased to be able to show Tanya a lot of the work that they have been doing.

We were delighted this week to receive a special letter from Tanya and Nellie thanking us for the book that we made for them both. It even showed them both reading the book and Nellie had a very inquisitive look on her face.

We hope to see them both again very soon.

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This term the Prep/One class have participated in a variety of activities for Huff ‘n’Puff. The thirty minutes sessions have been running from Wednesdays to Fridays. Some of the favourite activities of the children included the balance board, hockey, throwing, skipping and galloping. Each session would end with the 800 metre run of the Run Around Australia track.

The Prep/One class would like to thank Minna for volunteering to organise and run this program for the term. Thank you also to Ros who was there to assist each day.

Next term Huff ‘n’ Puff will continue with a different format.

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I love the queen.
By JessicaIMG_0179“Bark! Thank you for the cake Queen.”                                  By Ruben

 

On the Queen's birthday yesterday, it was very big. By Ocean

On the Queen’s birthday yesterday, it was very big.
By Ocean

I like the Queen's dog. By Andrea

I like the Queen’s dog.
By Andrea

I liked when the Queen's birthday came. By Aya

I liked when the Queen’s birthday came.
By Aya

This is the Queen with her birthday cake. It is a strawberry and a lime cake and a blueberry cake. By Sandy

This is the Queen with her birthday cake. It is a strawberry and a lime cake and a blueberry cake.
By Sandy

The Queen's cake looks so yummy. I want to be invited. By Zeb

The Queen’s cake looks so yummy. I want to be invited.
By Zeb

This is the Queen's birthday cake. I was invited and I had a piece of the Queen's birthday cake. By Janaína

This is the Queen’s birthday cake. I was invited and I had a piece of the Queen’s birthday cake.
By Janaína

I wonder what the cake looked like. By Edward

I wonder what the cake looked like.
By Edward

This is the Queen's birthday cake. It is a chocolate cake. It has raspberry icing in it. It has purple candles. By Rose

This is the Queen’s birthday cake. It is a chocolate cake. It has raspberry icing in it. It has purple candles.
By Rose

The Queen had a chocolate cake and it was strawberry. By Neve

The Queen had a chocolate cake and it was strawberry.
By Neve

The Queen had a blueberry, chocolate cake. By Hugo

The Queen had a blueberry, chocolate cake.
By Hugo

The Queen had lots of lollies. Everyone went crazy. By Bridie

The Queen had lots of lollies. Everyone went crazy.
By Bridie

The Queen shared her cake with her dogs. "Bark, bark." By Heath

The Queen shared her cake with her dogs.
“Bark, bark.”
By Heath