Grade 1 Holy Rosary

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Minibeast incursion

What we saw and learned….

Snail. We were very gentle with snails.

Rainbow Scorpions have an exoskeleton. They glow under UV light and moonlight. It might help them see in the dark. They have venom in their food. They are hunters.

Centipede – the one we saw was a Rain Forest centipede. It’s a hunter. Its venom is in its front legs and he could hunt little mice.

Millipede – the one we saw was a Rain Forest millipede and is much bigger than other types.

There is a difference between poisonous (touch) and venomous (bite)!

Spiders : St. Andrew’s Cross Spider . It’s smart to look like a bee and that keeps her safe. This is called mimicry.

We also met a red back spider.

Huntsman spider – has very long legs and runs very fast.  If you are very gentle, you can touch them.  They only bite when they are scared.

Australian Tarantula.

Giant Burrowing Cockroach – it is native to Australia and only eats dried gum leaves. They are good mums!

Stick insect. We know she’s a girl because she’s got tiny little wings.

Rainbow Stag Beetle.  The males have horns and fight with other males, showing off to girl Rainbow Stag Beetles.

The male water bug raises the babies. They are good dads. They are good hunters. They have got really strong legs.








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We have so many questions about minibeasts. Well done Grade One.
When do minibeasts go to sleep?
Are minibeasts nocturnal?
What time do minibeasts come out at?
Is it  type of dog?
Does it have hair?
How many types are there?
Do they live in trees?
What shapes can they be?
Which minibeast is the strongest?
How does a minibeast know if something is good or bad?
What does a minibeast eat?
Does a mini beast have friends?
Is minibeasts a video game?
Can a minibeast live forever?
When can a minibeast have babies?
Where do they live?
Do they have between one and fifty feet?
What does a minibeast do?
What does a minibeast look like?
What kind of minibeasts live in the Adventure playground?
Do they have any super powers?
What does a minibeast do each day?
Are minibeasts pets?
Do minibeasts eat bones?
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Link to Pat Maths for students

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A Father’s Day Message written by Max

Happy father’s day

Dear dad, I hope you have a great father’s day. Thank you for all of your lovely

times with us. Thank you for supporting Emily and I. You are the best dad in the

world. I love you daddy. You are loving, happy, funny, crazy, silly, nice, confident

and I am glad that you are my dad.

Love from Max!!!


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Maths : Chance and Data Activities and Games

We will be using these links this week:


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Elephants by Max

Elephants are the largest land animals in the world. The biggest of them are about 12 feet tall, which is twice the height of a man, and they weigh up to 7 tons, which is seven times heavier then your family,s car. They have a nose about 200 times longer then your nose. They have 3 toenails and little toes. Elephants have rely big feet. They have dirt baths they think it is rely nice. Elephants have a trunk, the trunk helps them to have dirt baths and have fun! Elephants can be sad. They are funny animals! Female elephants are called a cow, even though she doesn’t moo!!!   She can have babies, which are called calves, till she’s about 50 years old. Elephants have big ears to hear things from long distances awey. Elephants have rely short tails. Elephants walk really slowly because they are really fat. Elephants are scared of mice.


Monash University!!!

On the weekend I went to monash university and you get science badges and pat animals. You get to watch a science experiment with Hydrogen. In science there is biolgy, physics, atmosphere and chemistry!!! There is free noodles to eat!!! +I went there with my mum(Ivy).

from Noah (with Callie’s help)

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Genius Time tomorrow


Dear Parents and community

We are so lucky to have had lots of help with Genius Day this year.

If anyone would like to assist Ant and our Junior Masterchefs tomorrow with cooking in the morning or afternoon, please comment here or e-mail us.

Tomorrow we celebrate National Tree Day and Lucy has lots of ideas for Genius Gardening Club. If you are interested in helping with gardening, planting or creating a butterfly garden, we’d love to have you on board.

Help in the Genius Room is also always appreciated!


Genius Team

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We are learning about Place Value : Add Ten

ADD 10

ADD 11





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