Big world, little learners


Posted by foundation | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 29, 2013

Welcome to our blog @ St Anne’s Primary School, Australia.

We are in our first year of school and we love learning. Our blog is a place where we will share our work and learning. We welcome your comments.

Please find a tab above which will direct you to our Term One Overview. This contain important information for you to read.

We will update and add new Overviews each term.

St Anne’s Feast Day


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on July 30, 2018

Last week was our very special St. Anne’s Feast day. It’s our day to celebrate our school’s link to the grandparents of Jesus, St Anne and St. Joachim. On this day we love to welcome our grandparents and special friends to share a day at school together. We always celebrate Mass together, spend some time together in the classroom, join in at assembly together and then share lunch together.

This year we made Family Trees together as a link to unit of Inquiry based learning. It was lovely to hear the family stories being shared as everyone worked to create a special Family Tree.


Personal and Social Capabilities


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 30, 2018

This term we have focused on learning understand how relationships are developed and how to use interpersonal skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships. The students have practised the skills required to include others and make friends with peers, teachers and other adults.

The students have also learnt to recognise and understand their emotions and feelings.


Literacy: Reading


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 30, 2018

During Reading we are gradually introducing students to Reading using the CAFE method of teaching reading strategies.

The Literacy CAFE™ System helps students understand and master
the four key components of successful reading:
Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary

The CAFE Menu breaks each component—comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and expanding vocabulary—into significant strategies that support each goal. Posted on the classroom wall and built throughout the year, it serves as a visual reminder of whole-class instruction as well as individual student goals.

We also use The CAFE System to assess, instruct, and monitor student progress. It provides tools for constructing group and individual lessons that provide just-in-time instruction, ensuring that all students reach their potential.

Mathematics – Ordinal Number


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 30, 2018

In Mathematics one of our our learning intentions has focused on:

We are learning to order and compare collections

The students have experienced success when they can demonstrate and articulate:

  • I can use terms such as “first’ and ‘second”  to indicate ordinal position in a sequence
  • I can use ordinal numbers help me to explain who or what is in each position


Education in Faith


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 30, 2018

This term we continued our learning about the events of Holy Week leading up to the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the tradition of the Easter story. We followed on by introducing the students to the story of Pentecost Sunday. This helps us to also learn about the sacrament of Confirmation, which our Year 6 buddies are preparing for and will be receiving in the next few weeks. 



Inquiry: Schoolyard Safari Part 2


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 30, 2018

Throughout this term we have investigated the skinks that inhabit our schoolyard.

We have learnt a lot by observing, questioning, investigating, asking an expert, wondering, viewing clips and researching information.

We have found out about the skinks preferred habitat and then designed a skink friendly garden. We have then tried to create our own skink friendly habitat spaces within our schoolyard.

Schoolyard Safari


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 9, 2018

This term our unit of Inquiry is focused on the living creatures in our school environment. We have been out in the school garden observing and exploring.

We have noticed that there are many creatures including skinks that inhabit our school yard.

We wanted to find out more about skinks and other creatures so called in an expert from Reptile Encounters.

Kara answered all of our questions and helped us to learn more about various reptiles. Some of the reptiles she showed us do not live in our school environment but they were very interesting to learn more about.





Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 14, 2018

Learning the days of the week can be fun! It’s also important for all the Foundation students to be able to identify and answer these questions; ‘What day is it today?’ ‘What day was it yesterday?’ ‘What day will it be tomorrow?’

We love singing the days of the week song and becoming more confident in knowing which regular events are associated with particular days of the week (eg: Wednesday is when we have our Italian lesson, etc.)

Religious Education


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 14, 2018

We have been learning about Jesus, the Good Shepherd. We read and viewed the story of the Good Shepherd (John 10:3-5) who protects his sheep and knows them by name. Jesus is like the good shepherd because he loves and protects each one of us.

We have also read the parable of Lost and Found. We talked about times when we might have been lost and how we felt at those times. We also talked about how the shepherd felt after finding the lost sheep and why he rejoiced at finding him again.

Bucket filling


Posted by owenf | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 28, 2018

During the first few weeks of the term, we have been learning about the importance of being a bucket filler. We have talked about how we all have an invisible bucket that can be filled by kind words and actions, such as sharing, smiling, helping and thanking. We made a list of all the ways that we can be bucket fillers. We also talked about bucket dipping behaviors that hurt our relationships with each other. When we fill other peoples’ buckets, we fill our own bucket too.

With our Year 6 buddies, we also talked about the ways that we can fill buckets. We made some small buckets using plastic cups and we made a pledge to be a bucket filler.

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