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:

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.

Monday 18th October – Literacy

Informative/Non-Fiction Texts

I am learning to understand and explain what an informative or non-fiction text is.

I know I can do it when I can explain what an informative or non-fiction text is.

Last week you learned all about facts and opinions.

This week you are going to use that information to help you understand what INFORMATIVE or NON-FICTION texts are.

Watch the video below about informative texts. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Think about the following questions and write a few sentences to explain what informative texts are.

Where might you see or use them?

Why are they important?

For example:

An informative text tells us real information and facts.

We may use an informative text to learn about animals, people and many, many other topics .

An information text teaches us about a topic.

Friday 15th October – Literacy

Spalding Rule 5

I am learning the Spalding Rules.

I know I can do it when I can match the rule to a word.

Every Friday we will be focusing on a new Spalding rule.

Today we will be learning about rule 5.

Independent Task

In the photo below, you can see some words that follow rule 5. We mark rule 5 by using our red pencil to write ‘r.5’ next to the word.

Using the words below, mark them correctly as following rule 5.

Don’t forget:

  • To include syllable breaks
  • To underline any multiple-letter phonograms.
  • Using your neatest Spalding handwriting.

Rule 5 Words:

bi cy cle



re ply

Ju ly

Once you have marked each word as following rule 5, write each word into a meaningful sentence in your Journal. Remember to use a full stop and a capital letter to signal the beginning and the end of your sentence.

Wednesday 13th October – Integrated Studies

Mini Beasts – Searching For Mini Beasts

I am learning to observe and identify mini beasts in their natural environment.

I know I can do it when I have found and observed mini beasts in their natural habitat.

Last week you learnt the difference between living things and non-living things. This week, you are going to search for some living things and observe them in their natural habitats.

What is a habitat?

A habitat is the environment that an animal or mini beast lives in. It will need to have all of the things that the mini beast needs to survive such as water, food, shelter and space. To learn more about habitats, watch the video below. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

Today you will need to go searching for some mini beasts in your garden or in a park near your house (you might like to take a magnifying glass with you to spot some little critters). To record the mini beasts that you see, you will need to create a tally. You will use this in your maths session tomorrow.

Watch the video below to learn about using tally marks to record information.

Use a table like the one below to record how many mini beasts that you spot in your yard. See if you can find at least one of each mini beast.

Bees ButterfliesSnailsSpidersOther Mini Beasts


Choose one of the mini beasts that you found and draw a detailed picture of them in their habitat. Label the different things in their habitat that they need to survive (include their food, water, shelter and space).

Please note: This task will need to be submitted on or before Thursday 14th October 3:30pm.

Please see the following rubric as a marking guide.

Friday 8th October – Literacy

Spalding Rule 26

I am learning the Spalding rules.

I know I can do it when I can match the rule to a word.

Every Friday to start Term 4, we will be focusing on a new Spalding rule.

Today we will be learning about rule 26.

Independent Task

Rule 26 is: Names or titles of people, places, books, days, or months are capitalised.

These sorts of names are called proper nouns.

We want you to think about your school holidays again. Can you write some words that fit into Rule 26?

For example:

  • Names of people you saw. For example, Rahni
  • Names of places you went to. For example, Woolworths and Westerfolds Park
  • The days of the holidays. For example, Sunday and Monday
  • Books and movies I watched.

Make a list of 10 to 15 words that fit into rule 26.

Do not forget to mark your words the same as the photo below:

Thursday 7th October – Literacy

Writing a Story (Narrative)

I am learning to write a narrative that makes sense.

I know I can do it when I write a narrative that makes sense.

We have written a lot of stories this year using a picture prompt and story starter in Grade One. Today, you are going to use some of your experiences at the park over the holidays to help you with some ideas for another story!

Independent Task

Today we would like you to write a story using the following picture prompt and/or story starter.

I was playing at the park when suddenly…

Continue this story from the sentence starter above.

Think about these things:

  • Do you have a setting?
  • Do you have characters?
  • Is there a problem?
  • How is the problem solved?
  • Do you have full stops and capital letters?
  • Does your writing make sense?

Maybe you can share your story in your class meeting in the morning!

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.