Making pictures come to life!

Making pictures come to life!

As a part of Kids World Colouring Day all the Grade one classes completed different activities that all had a colouring theme. The theme for World kids colouring day was “Dreams’ We thought what better way to celebrate the dream theme by making our pictures come to life. Using the great app colAR Mix we made our coluring creations come to life! Our pictures literally jumped out of the page and started to move around. It was awesome!

You can have a go at home if you have an ipad. Download the sheet below, or visit the website above colour it in, download the app and watch your creation come to life!



What did the K say to the C?

Hello everyone,

I made up an awesome joke this morning. Can you guess what the punchline is?

What did the K say to the C?

Your too soft!

That’s right our spelling focus this week is on the soft c sound it is commonly used throughout the English language.

Hard and Soft C and G

The letters c and g can make spelling tricky. Each of these letters has a hard sound

hard c sound (kuh): cat, cup

hard g sound (guh): gap, goat

as well as a soft sound.

soft c sound (suh): cell, city

soft g sound (juh): gerbil, gym

Usually, a c or g sound is hard or soft depending on the vowel that follows it. Here’s the general rule:

When c or g meets a, o, or u, its sound is hard.

cap, cave, colt, comedy, curly, cuddle

gas, gather, goblet, goddess, gum, gutter

When c or g meets e, i, or y, its sound is soft.

census, center, circle, citizen, cycle, cymbal

gel, general, giant, ginger, gypsy, gyrat

This week please use spelling city or the ‘school A-Z’ app on the iPads to complete a spelling test. Keep a record of how you went.

This week I want to try creating a collaborative spreadsheet that records our whole classes spelling words. You can find the spreadsheet below:


Once you open this document you need to record your spelling words for the week in this document underneath your name. You also need to record your words in your diary like normal. Please leave a comment on this post that lets us know how you went with your spelling words, if you have any tips for learning your words and also list any words that you didn’t spell correctly in this weeks test.




Our spelling focus this week is contractions. A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by leaving out of letters (actually, sounds). Here is a video about contractions…

Here is another video, this one is a song, learn all the words and you will be a contraction master!

Here are our spelling words for this week:

spelling 2.7

Also if you need to download our homework for this week it is below:Home Learning Week 6 Term 2

Don’t forget that you can use spelling city to complete your spelling practice and even your spelling test!

Spelling through our blog…

Spelling through our blog…

This week I thought we would try something different to record our new spelling words. We will use the computers to not only record our new spelling words but also to conduct our spelling test and possibly find some new texts for us to read. Let’s start with this weeks words:

week 2.6 spelling


What do you think our spelling focus is for this week? Write what you think it is in the comments section of this blog post. After you have recorded your class words in your diary and your spelling books. You can then search for some just right words either in your reading book or even by performing a google search for “grade 5 spelling words”

After you have completed your words and had them checked by me, you can then conduct a spelling test using  This site allows you to type in your spelling words from last week, by clicking on ‘test me’ you then get to complete a spelling test. This site does make noise so headphones are a great idea!

If you complete all of the tasks above you can then search for some more song lyrics for our classes lyrics folder. Please get your song checked with your teacher before you start searching for it. You are only to do this task once everything else is finished.


What do you think of using the computers to find your spelling words and to complete the spelling test?



What do you know?

What do you know?

Happy Wednesday Everyone,


I hope you all enjoyed your two week break. I stumbled across this quiz on the BTN website. It is a great little activity to test your general knowledge. Check it out here.


There are three different levels from easy to expert. Have a go at it and let us know in the comments section below how you went.



Where are you at?

Today in maths we are going to be having a look at Study Ladder. You will all have logins for Study Ladder where you can find activities, tasks, videos etc that can help you with all different sorts of areas of maths. You van login into study ladder using your unique passwords here or follow the link to the right hand side of this page.

The first task that has been set for you this year is an assessment of lots of different areas of maths. Give this your very best shot after you finish it will provide heaps of inforamtion for what areas of maths you may need to focus on. Once you have completed this assessment I would like you to comment on this post for how you found Study Ladder. You can also explore the Stusy Ladder site for other activities you can complete. Let me know what you think.



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