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Prep W & Prep G’s Wildlife Incursion

Prep W & Prep G’s Wildlife Incursion

This term our Prep students have been learning all about Animals throughout their integrated studies topic ‘Staying Alive’.

Throughout this topic we have been learning about:
-Living vs Non-Living Things
-Endangered and Extinct Animals
-Animal Habitats and Diets
-Classifying animals into Animal Groups including mammals, reptiles, fish, insects, amphibians and birds
-How we can help protect animal habitats

To celebrate our learning, on Friday we had Aussie Wildlife Displays come and run an incursion with us! We got to touch and learn about many different animals, including different pythons, lizards, a black cockatoo, a quoka, a wombat and even a baby crocodile!

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We had a fantastic time! It was amazing to see all these animals – some of them being severely endangered!

Thank you Aussie Wildlife Displays for a fantastic Incursion!

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Prep W – Judging our Belle Vue Book Award stories!

Prep W – Judging our Belle Vue Book Award stories!

This week we were very busy judging our stories for the Belle Vue Book Awards!

All the students worked very hard in Term 3, and wrote their very own picture story.

We went through the whole writing process:

  • We made a plan for our story which included: characters, the setting, the problem, the solution and the WOW words we wanted to use
  • We then began writing our stories
  • We edited as we wrote
  • We came up with a title and blurb
  • Then we drew all the illustrations

After we finished our books, we all read each others amazing stories.

Then came the judging process! Here you can see some photos of us hard at work, making sure we scored each book fairly.

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We judged the books on 4 criteria:

  1. Uses a variety of punctuation i.e. … !!! ?
  2. Does it have a clear beginning, middle and end?
  3. Does the story have lots of WOW words?
  4. Do the pictures match the words on the page?


Maybe the two students above didn’t agree when judging this book!


We worked in pairs, and got to review and judge 3 books. We weren’t allowed to judge our own book!

We scored the books out of 5 for each criteria, so the most a book could receive was 20/20!


We then used number lines to add up the scores. Ms Woodhouse took our score sheets and announced our two short listed books for the award ceremony on Monday.

We loved the whole Belle Vue Book Award process and we can’t wait to hear the winners, and listen to their stories!


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Prep W Discovers The Laptops Have Cameras!

Prep W Discovers The Laptops Have Cameras!

During our ICT & Digital Technologies session last week, Ms Woodhouse & Ric showed Prep W how to take photos using the laptop cameras.

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We took some individual photos and group shots.

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Then we navigated our way through the laptop hard drive to find the folder where they are stored, so we could look at them later!

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We had fun taking photos of ourselves, whilst also talk discussing the importance of appropriate photos and privacy.


We love learning about how to use technology in our lives!

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100 Days of Prep!

100 Days of Prep!

Our lovely preps have reached 100 Days of School! We enjoyed a special assembly on Friday celebrating all the learning and hard work they have been doing in their first 100 Days!

We started our assembly by singing some songs for everyone!



Then each student did a speech on what they have learnt and enjoyed in their first 100 days of school. Each student did such a fantastic job of speaking confidently! We are very proud!


Congratulations to all the preps on such a fantastic start to their school life!

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SCIENCEWORKS! With Prep W & Prep G

SCIENCEWORKS! With Prep W & Prep G


All the Preps went on a fantastic excursion to SCIENCEWORKS!

As part of our ‘On The Move’ topic, we went along to further our understanding of:

  • Forces, such as push and pull
  • Gravity
  • Materials
  • Toys, and how they move.

We enjoyed a special presentation of ‘The Toys & Forces Show’, presented by a very funny education officer who works at Scienceworks.

We then explored the ‘Ground Up’ exhibition, followed by the playground (after eating our lunch). Then we visited ‘Sportsworks’ and ‘Think Ahead’ exhibits.

Here are some photos:

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Exploring Capacity in Prep!

Exploring Capacity in Prep!

During week 3 our Prep students were learning all about measuring capacity!

We discussed terms such as ‘full’, ’empty’ and ‘half empty’ and practiced measuring the capacity of a range of containers.

We predicted the capacity of containers, ordering them from least to most, then checked to see if we were right!

We used water, sand, rice and pasta! It was lots of fun!

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Multicultural Day in Prep!

Multicultural Day in Prep!

Our prep students had a great time celebrating their first Multicultural Day at Belle Vue Primary!

We learnt about and celebrated all our different cultural backgrounds! All students looked fantastic dressed up in an outfit that represents their cultural background!

We learnt about lots of different cultures around the world, created harmony paper chains and also learnt about Chinese New Year and created Chinese Dragon masks!

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We loved the incursion performance about two sailors who discovered lots of different countries!

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All students enjoyed an Italian lunch which included Pizza and Gelato! It was delicious!

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ICT program!

ICT program!

The prep students have been having a fabulous time during ICT lessons on Thursdays with Ric!

We have been learning about the functions of all the buttons on the keyboard and have been practicing finding the letters quickly! We are getting faster each week! We have also been practicing using the mouse pad!

We have discussed how to act safely with laptops,  ensuring we are always responsible and careful with them.

We love ICT lessons and are super excited to keep practicing and improving our computer skills!

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The Preps Do Yoga!

The Preps Do Yoga!

This week Prep W & Prep G were lucky enough to try out some yoga and relaxation techniques.

Sarah from STOMP dance company taught the Preps how to move their bodies into different positions, how to adjust their breathing and how to relax their bodies and minds.


We loved the session!


Some of them were so relaxed, they nearly fell asleep at the end!

Thanks Sarah, they can’t wait until they see you again!

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Prep W & Prep G First Day Class Photos!

Prep W & Prep G First Day Class Photos!

Prep W & Prep G have made a wonderful start to their first year at school!

Here are a couple of class photos of each class.

We can’t wait to share more with you as the year progresses!

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