Clean Up Australia Day


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Whole School | Posted on February 27, 2015

Today we took part in Clean Up Australia Day. Each year, Clean Up Australia Day is on the 1st Sunday in March. As we won’t be at school on Monday all school’s do it the Friday prior.

We spent 15 minutes cleaning up the yard around our classroom, the canteen, prep playground, basketball court and oval. We found all sorts of rubbish… wrappers, paper, straws, food scraps and even some broken toys.

After we cleaned up the yard we spent some time discussing why it is important to keep our country clean. We watched some videos and played a game. We talked about what we can and can’t recycle and where rubbish can go when we drop it on the ground.

The game is an interactive game about cleaning a river. If you would like to play at home the link is:

Will you be helping to Clean Up Australia on Sunday?

Mailbox Walk


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Inquiry | Posted on February 24, 2015

This Friday (27th February) we will be walking to our local mailbox on Phillip Drive. We will be posting letters to invite our ‘Special Person’ to visit us on Wednesday the 11th of March.

If you haven’t returned your addressed envelope with a stamp can you please send it tomorrow. Also if you haven’t returned the local excursion permission note you child will be unable to come on the walk so please send that tomorrow too.

I will post some photos from the walk on Friday afternoon.



Mathematics: Shape


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Mathematics | Posted on February 17, 2015

This week we are learning about 2D Shapes including squares, circles, triangles, rectangles, ovals and diamonds. We are learning to recognise and name the shapes as well as identify how many sides and corners each shape has.

The students have been enjoying playing a shape game on the computers (Rainforest Maths), sorting shapes into groups, rolling dice and matching the number of dots to the number of sides on a shape and playing Mystery Shape (asking questions to work out what the hidden shape is).

The students have also enjoyed learning the shapes by watching the videos below.

Activity for home: Go on a shape hunt – naming and counting the sides on the shapes in your home (for example, dvds, tiles, doors etc)

Morning Community Circle


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 12, 2015

Sorry it has been so long between posts. We have learning so much that I have had time to write a post.

Each morning our class (and all classes in the school) take part in a Community Circle. The Community Circle aims to prepare the students for the day and develop their oral language skills.

Within the Community Circle we discuss the events of the day, revise what we learnt the day prior, complete our daily calendar and go around the circle giving each student the opportunity to share (based on a question or topic posed by the teacher).

In Prep, we are also learning the days of the week and months of the year. We generally do this by singing songs – which I have posted below for you to practise at home.

Rights and Responsibilities


Posted by missdouglas | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 3, 2015

This week the students have been focusing on learning the Rights and Responsibilities of our School.

At Killara Primary School we have 2 Rights and 2 Responsibilities.

They are:

We all have the right to feel safe and comfortable.

We all have the right to do as much work as possible.

We have a responsibility to do the right thing.

We have a responsibility to encourage others to do the right thing

We will taking part in some role plays and taking photos in the next few days so stay tuned!

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