Monday 4th October – Literacy

Holiday Recount

I am learning to create a list using dot points.

I know I can do it when I create a list about my favourite activities during the holidays.

Welcome back to Term 4. We are all so happy to see you all again today. We hope that you had a restful holiday with your family and are ready to jump back in to school for Term 4!

Independent Task

Today, we want you to think about all the things you did during the Spring school holidays. Using dot points, write a list of 5 to 8 things that you did during the school holidays.

For example:

  • Family movie night.
  • Big walks.
  • Making beads.
  • Backyard camping.
  • Bike riding.

Order the list of things from your favourite activity to your least favourite activity.

For example:

  • Backyard Camping.
  • Family movie night.
  • Bike riding.
  • Making beads.
  • Big Walks.

Draw a picture of your number 1 activity.

Thursday 16th September – Literacy

How to Make a Decoration

I am learning to write and/or record a procedural text.

I know I can do it when I have created a procedural text.

Watch the video below of a boy making a paper plane.

This video is an example of a procedural text as the boy explains how to make the plane.

Remember that procedural texts are used to explain and teach us how to do something.

The boy in the video needed to write down the steps and words that he needed to say and follow before recording himself and showing others how to make a paper aeroplane.

Independent Task

Yesterday, you made a decoration to make your house disco ready for Friday.

Today, you are going to tell or show another person how to make a decoration.

It can be the one you made yesterday, or it can be something simple like a paper chain or Chinese lantern.

You can write a script and record a video of yourself demonstrating how to make the decoration you choose (Use the boy in the paper plane video as an example).


You can write a procedure that explains each of the steps required to make your disco decoration.

See if anyone in your family can follow your instructions!

Wednesday 15th September – Literacy

Getting Your House Disco-Ready

I am learning to create a decoration to prepare a party space for the disco on Friday.

I know I can do it when I have successfully created a disco decoration.

Have you thought about WHERE you are going to disco on Friday? Have you chosen a space where you can get funky and show off your coolest dance moves in your disco outfit?

You know what this space needs…? DECORATIONS!

Independent Task

Create your own disco decorations using items like paper, string and scissors from around your home.

Click the links below for some ideas on what to create or you can think of your own!

Paper Lanterns: Click Here

Pom-Poms: Click Here

Snowflake Ballerinas: Click Here

Mindful Colouring Flags: Click Below

You could also create some streamers with coloured paper or tissue paper.


Tuesday 14th September – Literacy

Creating a Kitchen Disco Character

I am learning to create my own character.

I know I can do it when I have created a character with character traits and abilities.

This week, we are preparing for the Grade One Disco on Friday.

Watch/Listen to the story below called ‘Kitchen Disco’ by Clare Foges and Al Murphy.

Independent Task

Can you draw or make your own Kitchen Disco character?

Consider other items found in your kitchen for your inspiration such as tongs, pots, fridge, saucepans, and cutlery.

What is your character’s name?

What sort of character are they? Happy? Grumpy? Sleepy?

What is their favorite dance move?

Can you make or cut the character out and bring it to the disco on Friday to dance with?

Monday 13th September – Literacy

Design Your Disco Outfit!

I am learning to draw and label images I have created.

I know I can do it when I have designed and labelled my own outfit for the disco on Friday.

It is almost DISCO TIME! On Friday we are going to celebrate the end of term with a Grade One DISCO!

But before we do that, we’ve got some preparation to do!

Independent Task

Today, your task is to design an outfit that you would like to wear for the disco on Friday.

Discos are fun and you can wear any crazy thing you want!

Think about accessories like hats, scarves, feather boas, shoes, glasses, crowns, and jewellery.

Draw your outfit and label the things you have included.

Write a sentence about some of the items you have decided to include in your legendary disco outfit!

Thursday 9th September – Literacy

Persuasive Poster

I am learning to design and create a poster that is intended to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I can use the strategies, I have learned to create a persuasive poster.

This week we have been learning about persuasive texts. We learnt that advertisements can be used to convince you to buy or do something. Today you are going to create your own advertisement!

Independent Task

Design a poster that will convince people to buy or do something.

Maybe you want to convince people to buy your favourite sweet, snack or toy.

Perhaps it is wanting to convince people to do things like recycle, wear a helmet on their bike or scooter or perhaps you’d like them to come to your birthday party!

Remember to:

  • Use persuasive words to convince people (use your word list from Tuesday).
  • Use bright and bold colours to catch people’s attention.

Your poster might look something like this:

Wednesday 8th September – Literacy

Writing a Persuasive Letter

I am learning to think of ways to persuade an audience.

I know I can do it when I am able to write persuasive sentences.

This week we have been learning about persuasive writing. We now know that we can use different language (words) to convince our readers to feel, think or believe something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘I Wanna Iguana’ below.

In the story, Alex is writing letters to his mum to convince her to let him have a pet iguana.

Listen carefully to the way he writes his letters and some of the words he uses.

Independent Task

If you could have ANY pet in the WORLD, what would it be?

Would it be… a fox? A lion? A dragon? A unicorn?

Using persuasive language, write a letter that might convince the people in your home that this is the pet you should have.

Your letter might look something like this:

Dear Family,

I would like a pet snake. They are very quiet, and they do not make any mess.

Snakes do not eat very much, and they like to eat mice which means mice will stay away.

Unlike dogs, they don’t need to be walked every day.

Please let me have a snake!

From Miss Nolan.

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 9th September 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Tuesday 7th September – Literacy

Persuasive Texts – Persuasive Language

I am learning to identify a variety of strategies and text types that can be used to persuade.

I know I can do it when I can identify the strategies and texts that are used and designed to persuade an audience.

Yesterday, we learnt that persuasive writing is used to convince you to think, feel or do something.

Watch/listen to the story ‘Eat Your Peas’ below. Think about what Daisy’s mum is trying to convince Daisy to do.

In the story ‘Eat Your Peas’, Daisy’s mum tries many ways to persuade her to eat her peas.

Making promises is not the only way that we can be convinced to do something though.

Everywhere we go, we see things that are trying to persuade us to do or buy something!

Today, we will learn about how people use special words and pictures to convince you to buy or do something.

Independent Task

Look at the images below.

All the pictures are advertisements.

They are all trying to convince to you buy or do something.

They use bright colours and choose special words to make you think their product is the best.

Which words are used in this advertisement to convince you to buy this drink?

Is this advertisement trying to convince you that straws are good or bad? How do you know?

Your task today is to make a list of words that people might use to convince you of something.

Some examples include:

  • Delicious
  • Amazing
  • Better than
  • You must
  • You need
  • Everybody loves

Can you write 10 other words that can be used to convince me to buy something?

Monday 6th September – Literacy

Persuasive Texts

I am learning to identify and discuss persuasive text types. 

I know I can do it when I can identify and discuss persuasive text types.

This week we are going to be learning about persuasive texts.

We use persuasive texts when we are trying to convince people to agree with our opinions, thoughts or beliefs.

Watch the video below to learn more about persuasive writing.

Independent Task

Watch/listen to the video below for the story ‘Hey, Little Ant’. This story is an example of a persuasive text.

At the end of ‘Hey Little Ant’ the story asks you what you think the boy should do.

Write your response to this question and include your reasons as to why you think this. This response should be 3-4 sentences at least.

Talk with a grown up about how you know this book is an example of a persuasive text.

Who is doing the convincing in this book? 

Thursday 2nd September – Literacy

Celebrating Father’s Day or Special Person’s Day

I am learning to complete sentences using adjectives, nouns, verbs, and adverbs to describe my dad or special person.

I know I can do it when I can complete a sentence to describe my dad or special person.

This Sunday is all about making your dad or a special person know how much you love them.

These people are important parts of your life and have helped you become the amazing person you are today.

Today you will share some of the things you know about your dad or special person.

Watch this fun song below and think about the special people in your life.

Independent Task

Today your task is to share some information about your dad or your special person by filling some answers into the blank spaces on the templates below.

Begin filling in the missing words either on the sheet or in your book.

See how much you know about them!

Once you have finished you may like to fold it up and place it inside your card from yesterday so they can read it on Sunday.


You must shower your dad or special person with lots of hugs and kisses on Sunday! If you can’t see them, you could post your card or call them to chat.