Bean Growing Experiment

This term the students in Grade 1/2 have been studying a new Inquiry Learning topic In My Backyard.

Through exploring their backyard and school ground habitats they will understand that living things live in different places where their needs are met. They will also explore what happens when habitats change and some living things can no longer have their needs met.

Observing life cycles of minibeasts and plants students will help them understand that living things grow and change.

Students will learn that living things have a variety of external features. They will recognise common features of animals such as head, legs and wings and will describe the use of animal body parts for particular purposes such as moving and feeding. They will identify common features of plants such as leaves and roots and describe the use of plant parts for particular purposes such as making food and obtaining water.

Two weeks ago the children conducted a bean experiment where they were giving seeds for butter beans and put them in a plastic container and some paper towel and sat them on our window ledge, watering them everyday.  The children have been monitoring the progress of their beans growth everyday and have been excited to see some changes in their beans.

Keep checking on our blog to see how much our beans have grown over the coming weeks.  If were lucky we may see Jack climb down the beanstalk once he has collected all the items from the giant.

Fantastic Gymnastics

For the past two weeks the children have been participating in a gymnastics program with their classroom and Physical Education teacher, Miss Craig. The children participate in Physical Education once a week where they develop their fundamental motor skills and learn strategies and rules to various games and sports.  The children have also been participating in Football Clinics run by SEDA over four weeks where they have be fine tuning their kicking, handpassing and team working skills.

Here are some photos of some of the girls on the ropes and balancing boards.


And here are the boys, have a look at Luke who managed to climb all the way to the top of the ropes.  Well done champ.


Buddy Bear’s Big Adventure by Jasper

th8LB495GYOne sunny morning there was a big purple house and a big furry, cuddly and purple friend. His name was Buddy Bear. After he ate his yummy eggs, bacon and bread Buddy went for a walk to the woods.

Half way into the woods he saw a poor man hungry and sad living under a tree.  Buddy Bear said ‘What’s wrong?’ ‘I am lonely, hungry, tired, thirsty and sad.  The man living under the tree was waiting for someone to take care of him.  “I am 150 years old” said the old man. “Well I could take care of you” said Buddy Bear. “Well that’s very nice young man, by the way what’s your name?” “It’s Buddy Bear.  So do you want to come and live with me in my warm house?” “Yes I’d love to come and live with you.” So Buddy Bear took the old man to his house and took care of him.


Why is ICT important?

Why is ICT important?

Contemporary research has shown that ICT can lead to improved student learning and better teaching methods. A report made by the National Institute of Multimedia Education in Japan, acknowledged that an increase in student exposure to educational ICT through curriculum integration has a significant and positive impact on student achievement, especially in terms of “KnowledgeComprehension” · “Practical skill” and “Presentation skill” in subject areas such as mathematics, science, and social studies. Source:

Mr Kelly

Digital Technologies Learning Coordinator at Berwick Lodge Primary School.


Harmony Day By Sithuka

On Friday 20th of March, it was Harmony Day. We were allowed to wear orange and purple. It was a very cold day when we had the parade. Malaika and Ayak told the speech and showed the class canvas. 4WP was our buddy grade and my buddy is Elia. It took about 10 minutes showing the canvas from preps to grade 6. The last thing we did was listen to a song which took about 5 minutes.


Harmony Day by Ayak

On the 20th of March we celebrated Harmony Day at assembly. Malaika and I did a speech, so did our buddies. Our buddies names are Chloe and Leah. The assembly started at 9:15am. We also showed our canvas to the whole school. We were allowed to wear orange and purple. When we went up on stage it was quite scary to speak in front of 500 people at assembly. After we had our parade the people who were at the front got to stand up. After that it was lunch time and we got to eat our lunch with our buddies.

Dino Stars

On a sunny evening Dr Arshall created a robot to go back in time to collect a dinosaur egg. Josh was snooping around when the robot had arrived. Dr Arshall did some testing and said “It was a Tyrannosaurus Rex egg.” That night Josh Arshall went to the Grand Hyatt to sleep.

The next morning Josh went through the ventilation system. Josh took the egg  and went to his room. Suddenly…… the egg hatched. The T-rex made heaps of piercing noises. Josh named him Tyrno. Tyrno and Josh became awesome friends. During their life they had awesome adventures but I will tell you their first one.

One morning Josh went to Federation Square. Tyrno and Josh were lost so Josh went to the hotel and asked to see where his parents were in the hotel. The manager said ” They are dead.” Josh asked ” Can I get my guitars.” so he went and got the guitars. Josh played ” I miss my parents.” He got $35.00.

After 7 years Josh taught Tyrno and he was able to play properly. Josh entered Best Band Battles. Tyrno and Josh were DINO STARS

“The day of the Band Battles begin” said J1

“I wonder who will win” said J2

The Bands are Traspors, Dastematorors, Telvasaurs and DINO STARS!

The scores are:

Traspors: 23

Dastematorors: 27

Telvasaurs: 29

Dinostars: 28

The next morning a news reporter said ” Breaking News on the Best Band Battles, The Telvasaurs were cheating because the microphone made people show good scores. The Dino Stars win.

 The  End

Camp Update

A quick update from the children away at Camp Rumbug Foster North.
We’ve had a great two days filled with activities, fun, mud and laughter. The weather has been great during the day and we have only had rain at night. Some of the activities we have done have included: The Scare Bear, Titanic, Canoeing and Adventure Bridge Climb. But the most memorable and most talked about activity on camp would have to be conquering the GIANT HILL!!!

We had some amazing dancing, singing and talent acts at last night’s Lodgie’s Got Talent Show.  The tied First Place winners were Kailan and Freyja and Carly, Second Place – Jak and Third Place – Deegan and Omar. Well done to all students who entered the Talent Show, we were certainly entertained! Even Mr Pryor put in a great performance in his fabulous Onsey (have a look at the photo below).





We wish all the Grade 3 campers, teachers and parents a great time and hope the weather is as kind to them as it was to us.

Stay tuned for camp recounts from the kids shortly.

The Lego Movie – Wednesday 9th April

Hi Everyone,

The Lego Robotics Team (Ctrl+Alt+Del) are going to be watching the Lego Movie next Wednesday 9th April at Fountain Gate Village Cinemas at 10:15am in the VMAX theatre.  If you (the BIG kids) wish to join us or bring your children (the LITTLE kids) along please go onto the Village Website and book your tickets.

The Robotics team is sitting in Row N so if you would like to sit near us please book accordingly.  We would love to share the experience with you all.

Traceye Rapinett