Our Local Walk

Hi everybody,

I wonder if you remember our local walk that we went on two weeks ago? I have forgotten all of the special places that we saw so I need you to help me.

Have a look at the slideshow and see if you can remember some of the places that we walked past. Write me a comment telling me all about what you saw, what you liked, what you learnt and what you didn’t like.

I m looking forward to reading all your comments to help me remember all about our local walk!! The following layout might help you:

First we saw….

I liked….

Next we saw….

I didn’t like….

Then we saw….

I learnt….

Last of all we….


What are some of the things we saw on our walk?

What did you like/not like?

What did you learn about our local area?

Do you have any questions about our local area? 

Sprinter and Friends

The following piece of writing was compiled as a whole class with all children contributing.

 On Tuesday morning the ambulance came to visit the Grade One children. While we were playing before school, Mick from Ambulance Victoria set up all his things in the Grade 1B classroom. Mick was going to teach us all about the ambulance and calling triple zero.

 First Mick showed us some of the different uniforms. Milly came out to model the blue paramedic shirt. Blake came out to model the fluro yellow vest. It had reflective stripes on it and Ambulance written on the back. Oliver came out to put on the fluro yellow rain jacket. Lola came out to model the overalls. The overalls were so big that she had to stand on a chair.

 Then Mick talked to us about all of the different vehicles. They have ‘Sprinters’, helicopters, scooters, aeroplanes, bicycles and the MICA cars. They have a fleet of 500 ‘Sprinters’ and they have five helicopters that are kept at Essendon airport. MICA stands for Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance.

 Next Mick showed us all of the special equipment that they carry. They have three separate bags, one was red, one was green and the little one was blue. The little blue bag is carried inside the red bag and it had all of the drugs in it. They carry 14 different types of drugs. The red bag had bandages, plastic gloves, green whistle, sick bags, fluid bags and the heart monitor. We all loved the green bag! It had an oxygen bottle and the airway pipes.

 After seeing all of the equipment Mick chose some children to be actors. Jessie was chosen to look after the sick bear and be the person that called the ambulance. Alannah was chosen to be the paramedic and Miss Hunichen was the person at the call centre. Jessie was a bit nervous but she did a great job.

 We did some more role playing and this time Deegan was the patient. We pretended he fell off his skateboard and we had to call triple zero. Lauren shook Deegan and called his name but he didn’t answer so Lauren called for help. Mrs Hollands pretended to be Deegan’s mum and she called triple zero. Miss Hunichen answered and helped Mrs Hollands until the paramedics came.

 Before we split into two groups we watched a short video about a little boy who hurt his leg, Cameron had a splint put on his arm and we listened to a CD of a real ambulance call. The boy who made the call was 7 just like some of us!

Then some of us went out to look inside the ambulance while some of us stayed inside and practised calling triple zero. We had some grade five buddies to help us.

 Some of our favourite parts were:

–        Working with Grade fives to call triple zero. Sophie

–        Pretending to be the patient. Jackson

–        Going inside the ambulance. Indiana

–        Hearing the sirens on the ambulance. Jarrod

–        Watching the play when Jessie called triple zero. Tess

–        Seeing Stretch on the video helping the little boy. Jamie

–        Looking at all of the equipment that Mick carried. Alana


What was your favourite part of the visit?


What did you learn from Mick?


Don’t forget to practise your address and phone number!

Maths Games

This week in maths we have been focusing on mumbers and counting. We have counted to 100 hundred in lots of different voices and in lots of different ways, including fast and slow and high and low voices.

We have even shown that we can count forwards and backwards by 10s to 100 as well as forwards by 5s to 100.

We have looked for numbers on our 100s charts and have practised putting numbers in order from biggest to smallest. Today we looked at numbers before and numbers after. Most children worked really hard and listened to each number.

The games below are a great place for your child to practise these essential skills.










Which game did you enjoy

the most and why?


Do you know any other good maths

 games we could use at school?

Back to School for 2012

Cool Flash Comments
Hi Everyone and Welcome back for 2012. We hope you all enjoyed your holidays and are looking forward to the exciting year we have planned!
It has already been a busy two days and the children have settled in beautifully! We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child over the coming weeks.
The children have already shown us that they are great listeners, readers, writers and counters and by the end of the year they will become experts on ‘The Community’, ‘Dinosaurs’, ‘Fairy Tales’ and ‘The Farm’.
The following photo slideshow shows the children participating in a ‘Get to Know You’ activity where the children were asked to find other children in the grade who could complete each task on the sheet.


What did you learn about your classmates?


What was your favourite thing in the 1st two days of school?