Video Links from Open Night

Here are the links to the videos from Open Night to view at your leisure.

Excursion Photo iMovie 

Lionel Samson Videos
Logan –
Melak –
Calvin –
Zoe –
Zeal –
William –
Tristan –
Trisha –
Lincoln –
Lewis –
Kooper –
Keira –
Kaylah –
Jonathan –
Jonah –
Grace –
Eva –
Ethan –
Duncan –
Dexter –
Christina –
Caleb –
Cadence –
Alex –

Word Back Game

Word back is a game the children play with Mrs Springett on Fridays. The game invloves the children having a word from a word bank put on their back and then they have to ask questions and give clues to help each other work out their words. This week’s word bank was different homophones!


Below is a demonstration from William, Alex and Duncan explaining ‘wear’ and ‘where’ and some snaps from today.


The Big Splash

This semester Aubin Grove is participating in The Big Splash run by the new Perth Children’s Hospital. Our dolphin has arrived and all children are participating in the design process.

I will send home more information when we begin completing activities from the program.

Word Study Mornings

Hi everyone,
In the mornings when the children come into the classroom we are working on a word study program by Words Their Way. Word study evolved from over three decades of research that explored the developmental aspects of spelling.
Word study allows for children to develop their understanding of vocabulary, spelling patterns and phonics.
First, students develop a general knowledge of English spelling. They learn how to examine words through active exploration using a hands-on, manipulative approach.
Students also discover generalisations about spelling, instead of just spelling rules. They learn the regularities, patterns, and conventions of English letters and sounds needed to read and spell.
Second, word study increases students’ specific knowledge of words. Specific knowledge relates to the spelling and meaning of individual words.
Our Word Study program allows children to practise their words through games (before 8.35am) and then follow up with written practise at 8.35am. It is therefore very important children are arriving at school on time (8.25am) so they can gain the maximum benefit from this program.
Thank you for your support with this.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Mrs C.

Nature Play

Hi everyone,

I had a very interesting professional development session yesterday afternoon and I wanted to share a video with you all. It really highlighted how much Nature Play positively impacts a child’s development and learning into the teenage years.

This is the group whom I ordered the kids Nature Passports through.

“Nature Play WA Inc is an incorporated not-for-profit association established to increase the time Western Australian children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors (nature play) is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.”

Term 3 Learning Focus

The following is an outline of what we are teaching this term in our core subject areas.


  • Narrative and Informational Report writing.
  • Correct use of questions, exclamation marks and commas for lists.
  • Identifying and understanding homophones.
  • Identifying and understanding contractions.
  • Writing simple, compound and complex sentences.
  • Using interesting conjunctions in everyday writing.
  • Continuation of reading strategies and our phonics target sounds.
  • Words Their Way spelling sorts.


  • Exploring the connection between addition and subtraction.
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems.
  • Identifying and describing fractions.
  • Telling time; o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
  • Identifying and completing flips, slides and turns of shapes and objects.
  • Locating and writing coordinates on maps.
  • Data collection, classification and presentation.
  • Identifying and counting Australian coins and notes.


  • Chemical Science – understanding different materials can be combined for a particular purposes (mixtures and solutions).

HASS (History and Social Sciences): 

  • History of technology changing over time.
  • History of significant person, building and business. – Lionel Samson and Samson House.
  • Geography: connections and travel to other states of Australia and Asia.


  • Strategies and behaviours that promote health and wellbeing. The importance of; healthy eating, hydration, getting enough sleep, hygiene practices and regular exercise.

Semester 1 Reports

School Reports come home today and every child has made wonderful progress and should be very proud of themselves. I know Mrs Springett, Mrs Nye and I are very proud of each and everyone of them.

Behind their report I have tucked a little self reflection sheet. The children completed this independently as they reflected on their own efforts this term.


Indigenous Dance Incursion

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Winter Solstice PJ Celebration!

Cooperative Reading and Junior Sport

Here are some photos of the children during Cooperative Guided Reading and Junior Sport with the other Year 2 classes.

In Reading we have been focussing on our inferring skills; summarising non-fiction texts, researching tricky or interesting vocabulary, illustrating important facts or aspects in the books and questioning the authors writing techniques and choices.
Each group member rotates through the different jobs each week and share their findings with their group. Each child also takes a turn being the manager of their group. Finally, they reflect on their own learning and set a goal for the next week.

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In Junior Sport we are practising our ball skills! We also had a great game of “Teacher vs Student” dodge ball!

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