Wednesday 27th October – Wellbeing


I am learning to be thankful for what I do have.

I know I can do it when I can look for the good in a situation rather than the bad.

Reflection on Remote Learning!

We have just had the fabulous news over the weekend that will be going back to school full-time next week from Monday 1st November (Tuesday 2nd November is a Public Holiday for Melbourne Cup Day).

Now is a good time to think back on all the things we have done at home during Remote Learning. Although we couldn’t go to school we did get to connect with our teachers and classmates on WebEx. We did get to have some fun times at home with our families and most importantly, we stayed safe. These are all things to be grateful or thankful for.


Draw a picture of one or some the things you were grateful for during Remote Learning.

Write a sentence to explain your drawing.

I am grateful for being able to go on picnics over the last few weeks of remote learning

Wednesday 27th October – Integrated Studies

Minibeast Wildlife Incursion

This term in integrated studies we have been learning all about mini beasts.

This week, the year 1 teachers thought it would be awesome to meet some real mini beasts!

Today’s Minibeast Wildlife visit will replace your usual class meetings.

Please check the timetable below to find your class time.

The session will be held on Zoom not Webex.

9:00am – 9:30am1N (Miss Nolan)
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10:00am – 10:30am1BL (Miss Katie, Mrs. Lorigan)
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11:00am – 11:30am1L (Mr. Lee)
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12:00pm – 12:30pm1HG (Mrs. Hollings, Miss Green)
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Tuesday 26th October – Literacy

Who Am I?

I am learning to use the facts I have collected about a mini beast to create a ‘Who Am I?’

I know I can do it when I have come up with and recorded ‘Who Am I?’ questions about my mini beast.

This term we have been learning a lot about mini beasts. Using some of the knowledge that you have gained, you are going to play a game today.

Watch the video below, it has a lot of “What/Who Am I?” questions about mini beasts. Use your knowledge to see if you can guess which mini beasts they are!

Independent Task

Using the facts that you collected yesterday about your chosen mini beast, make your own ‘Who Am I?’ quiz.

Include at least 3-5 clues based around the facts you discovered.

Use the example below to guide you.

You may like to bring your ‘Who Am I?’ questions to school on Thursday to share with your class.

Will we be able to guess the mini beast from your clues?

Tuesday 26th October – Maths

Mass – Heavier or lighter

I am learning to tell if something is heavier or lighter than an object.

I know I can do it when I have compared objects to find out which is heavier and lighter.

Now that you are familiar with heavy and light you are going to explore the terms heavier and lighter. In order to determine if something is heavier or lighter than another object you will need to compare them with each other.

Before we look at comparing with scales, we can learn to compare by hefting objects. Hefting an object means you place them in each hand and let your body feel which hand is holding more weight, this will be the heavier object.

The following video demonstrates how to heft objects:

Have a go at a few examples of heavier and lighter in this video:

Independent Task

Use the following 3 items to compare with others:

  1. Drink bottle (full)
  2. A book
  3. A toy of your choice (avoid very light toys as it will make it difficult to compare)

In your scrapbook draw each of the 3 items vertically down the middle of your page.

Go on a treasure hunt around your house (inside and outside).

One at a time, find something that is lighter than the object (by hefting-comparing with your hands) and something that is heavier.

Draw the lighter object to the left of your picture and the heavier object on the right so that they are in order from lightest to heaviest.

Complete this task for all 3 objects, making sure to find different lighter and heavier objects for each.

Monday 25th October – Literacy

Finding Facts

I am learning to research and record facts about a mini beast of my choice.

I know I can do it when I have recorded 5-10 facts about a mini beast of my choice.

We are learning all about Mini Beasts this term.

The picture above, is a collection of some mini beasts that you might see around your backyard, garden, or playground. Have you spotted any of these before?

Independent Task

Using the image above, choose one mini beast that you would like to know more about.

Use research tools such as Google, books, and YouTube to find out facts about your chosen mini beast.

Write down at least 5-10 facts about your mini beasts in your lined book.

You will need these facts for tomorrow’s Literacy task.

Monday 25th October – Maths

Mass – Heavy and light

I am learning to distinguish between heavy and light

I know I can do it when I have categorised objects as heavy or light

It is important to measure the weight of certain things for lots of reasons. We need to measure the weight of ingredients for cooking, the weight of our luggage when travelling and recognise whether something may be too heavy to pick up by looking at it.

In order to do these things, we need to know the difference between heavy and light.

Things that are light are very easy to pick up such as a piece of paper, pencil or glass of water.

Things that are heavy are either difficult or impossible to pick up such as the couch, a car or a log.

Watch the following video to learn more about heavy and light:

Independent Task

Thinking about the concepts heavy and light, and after looking at these in more detail in your WebEx call you will now explore the outside world for both.

Wander around your backyard, or go for a family walk around your local neighbourhood. See if you can find things that are light (easy to lift up) or heavy (difficult or impossible to lift).

Try and find 5 light and 5 heavy things.

In your scrapbook, fold your paper in half so that you have 2 columns.

Give them each a heading of heavy and light.

Draw or write the 5 things you found for each under their heading.

Wednesday 20th October – Wellbeing


I am learning to be kind to others

I know I can do it when I can recognise an opportunity to be kind to others


Today you’re going to do a random act of kindness for someone.

This means being kind to someone for no particular reason.

Write or draw a plan of what you want to do.

Complete the random act of kindness.

Once you’ve completed the random act of kindness write down how it made you feel.

Here is a great clip to get you motivated:

Wednesday 20th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Life Cycles

I am learning that different mini beasts have different stages of life.

I know I can do it when I research the life cycle of my favourite mini beast.

Last term we learned about the life cycle of plants. Plants are not the only living things that follow a clear life cycle. Mini beasts follow a life cycle as well!

Watch the video below to learn all about the life cycle of a frog.

Independent Task

Your task today is to choose a mini beast and research their life cycle! You will need to learn about the different stages of your mini beast’s life and then present their life cycle in a poster.

Make sure to include the following on your poster:

  • The name of the mini beast that you are researching.
  • A picture or drawing to show each stage of your mini beast’s life cycle
  • A sentence or two at the bottom that mentions the different stages of your mini beast’s life cycle.
  • Lots of colour.

Your poster might look something like this:

You could include some sentences at the bottom such as:

Adult frogs lay eggs.

The eggs hatch and out swim the tadpoles.

Tadpoles grow legs and turn into froglets.

Froglets lose their tails and become adult frogs.

Some mini beasts that you could research might be:

  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Beetles
  • Ants
  • Dragonflies
  • Cicadas
  • Praying Mantises
  • Stick insects
  • Moths
  • Or any others that you can think of!

Tuesday 19th October – Literacy

Writing an Informative Text

I am learning to identify facts about myself .

I know I can do it when I can write sentences containing facts about myself.

You now know so much about Information Texts now and how to tell a fact from an opinion.

A fact is something that is true. For example:  A Dog has a tail.

An opinion is how you feel about something. For example: I love dogs, they are my favourite animal.

Independent Task

Now that you are an expert on facts, today you are going to write some facts about yourself.

Using the example below as a guide, write some facts about yourself. You can do it in full sentences or dot points.

Draw a picture of yourself once you have finished your writing.


Facts About Me

My name is Michelle. I live in Greensborough. My favourite food is dumplings. I live with my dog Ravioli, and we like to walk together. I come from Tasmania and my best friends name is Jarrah. Spring is my favourite season because I like the sunshine and it is not too hot. My parents are farmers and I have 2 nephews and 3 nieces.

Don’t forget to:

  • Use capital letters and full stops.
  • Use lots of interesting adjectives.
  • Use the example to guide your writing.

Tuesday 19th October – Maths

Statistics – Bar graphs

I am learning to create my own bar graph.

I know I can do it when I have converted results into a bar graph.

Yesterday you were looking at a bar graph and learnt how to read the information on it. Today you will be extending on that skill further by having a go at drawing your own bar graph.

Some things you need to think about when creating your own bar graph include:

  1. An L shape for your graph to be on.
  2. Numbers up the side starting at the bottom and counting up.
  3. Your answers/choices listed along the bottom.
  4. Columns to represent how many of each.

Watch the following video to learn more about making a bar graph:

Independent Task

You will be using the following information to create your own bar graph in your scrapbook.

You may find it easier to use a ruler to rule the lines on your graph.

Students in Year One were asked the question ‘what is your favourite minibeast?

There were 4 answers to choose from; bees, butterflies, snails, or spiders.

Below are their answers:


From the information above you are going to turn it into a bar graph.

You want to begin your bar graph with an L shape like below.

You can then add your numbers from 0 to11 up the side and your 4 minibeast choices along the bottom.

Once you have completed your bar graph answer the following questions:

  • Which minibeast was the most popular?
  • Which minibeast was the least popular?
  • How many people liked bees and spiders (count both)?