Room 12

Term 2

Week 5 and 6

Hi our names are Jet and Stella and we are writing the class blog for Rm12 Mrs.Burts class. We are going to inform you of what we are doing at school this week.

Week 6


Today we had a new project so Mrs Burt introduced our new project about natural disasters and we did Fantastic Fives. After recess we had to do a draft copy of our student report comment and if we didn’t do it today we had to do it for homework. After lunch, we started our new project on natural disasters and we had to research it.


Today we had to do our real copy of our student report comment. After recess we had science. Then we had quick writes which is writing a narrative. We had BTN, spelling and library.


On Thursday we went to Parliament House on an excursion. We went there to learn about and see politics first hand. The best part was Questions Time! We got to sit in and listen to Question Time! The politicians are so argumentative! It was funny! I learnt that the legislative council was decorated with Australia’s wildlife symbol of the Sturt Desert Pea, this was the Upper House and was the red house (it had red carpet on the floor). They used red carpet as red was considered more expensive. The other house was called the Legislative Assembly, and they had green carpet on the floor and the pattern was of wheat. My favourite memory was when a Member: Jayne Stinson (Child Protection member for Parliament) asked the opposition Child Protection Minister for Liberal: Rachel Sanderson a question and she said, “I won’t be discussing private discussions I have with my department or anyone about ideas.” Another highlight was that Vincent Tarzia showed us around Parliament House and he is our local MP. Written by Riley.


On Friday our highlight was having a go to make a draft of our Kaleidoscopes.

Week 5


Today we have English and Maths in the morning. In English we are learning about Explanation texts and we have to choose three things to highlight on an Explanation Report (e.g vocabulary, punctuation and grammar).
In maths we are learning about 3D objects. We also have P.E and we might be doing the beep test. We have Spelling before P.E. Then after lunch we have H.A.S.S in the afternoon.


Today we had H.A.S.S in the morning and we have to work on a Civics and Citizenship project on Scratch which is an online app where you can learn how to code. After recess we had Science and in Science we learnt about transparent, translucent and opaque objects.


Today, it was our last change to finish off our HASS project because we had 4 weeks to do it and we should be finished. After recess we went to the gym to listen to a high school band from Norwood Morialta and there was two saxophone players one keyboard player guitarists singers a drummer violin players a cello player and a trombone player. We also had English and Maths in the morning.


Today we had spelling and guided writing which is English and we wrote an explanation text by recess. Then we had quick writes, we wrote this blog. In addition, in quick writes, we have to write a story in 15mins. Next, we are going to do maths. Then we have lunch and then music then fitness.


In the morning, we presented our Scratch project and after recess we continued to do our project presentation. We had a test to see if our knowledge with a piece of paper which would go to our grade. Our day was struggling because we had to fit everything in because we had our project to present.

Week 3 and 4

Hello our names are Bethany and Riley and we will be bringing you the blog for weeks 3 and 4 of Term 2.

Monday, Week 4
We did Civics and most of the class got stuff done. That afternoon there was festival choir so two groups didn’t get much done.

Tuesday, Week 4
We did Civics again in the morning so we had more time to work on SCRATCH. Civics and Citizenship is due in Week 5.

Wednesday, Week 4
We did more Civics and we had Ms Duddy for half the day. We had Ms Duddy for Italian too.

Thursday, Week 4
We had BTN and Music after lunch play and we had English and Maths in the morning.

Friday, Week 4
After lunch we had STEM and we got into groups of 3, but no one from our class could be in our group. The groups have to make Kaleidoscopes with no glass or mirrors. It will be a challenge, but we’re up to it!

Today’s joke:    Theme: Chickens
Why did the chicken cross the road?
To knock the dumby’s door.

Knock! Knock!
Who’s there?
(The chicken)

Monday, Week 3
We set up the tables for NAPLAN in lines. We did Civics after lunch. (This is just what we can remember from last Monday after deleting the first copy).

Tuesday, Week 3
We had NAPLAN for English and Writing. English was in first and second lessons Writing was in third and fourth lessons. Fifth lesson and sixth lesson we watched Dunston Checks In as we were really tired and had worked hard for two tests (It’s a movie!).

Wednesday, Week 3
We did NAPLAN reading and most of the class found out something new.

Today’s joke:   Theme: NAPLAN
You: What does NAPLAN stand for? And what are your life abilities?
Pineapple: NAPLAN stands for Never Ask Pineapples Life Abilities… Never!

Thursday, Week 3
We did Maths NAPLAN and it was the hardest out of all of them. Mrs Burt said so too!

Thank you for reading the blog.


Week 1 and 2

Hello! This is Tharan and Sofia
Today we will present the week 1 and 2 blog, we hope you like it!

In maths we are learning about BODMAS. BODMAS stands for brackets, order, division, multiplication, addition, subtraction. A BODMAS sum looks like this 12+(36-6). There is a specific order that you need to complete these sums.

Civics and citizenship H.A.S.S project
In class we are doing a civics and citizenship project for H.A.S.S, in this project we get to go on scratch. Scratch is a coding system. With scratch we are going to make new country’s and describe your new country after you have done it you put in some more code if you like.

Fantastic fives 
In fantastic 5 we have been doing tessellation art. Tessellation art is when we get a little square and cut out one part of your square and stick it on the other side. When you have finished cutting out your square you use a pencil to trace your stencil on to the paper. You connect the shape together.

In English we have been writing narratives with our narratives we have done posters of what we need in a narrative and also writing one to. We could choose what we wanted to write about. Some people used their imagination to create their story with their partner.

Quick writes
In quick writes the class has been given a picture. The students have to be creative and write about the picture in ten minutes. Usually the picture is very fun to write about. Our class is very creative in writing. We like Quick writes as a task for our class.

In class we are preparing for NAPLAN. NAPLAN is a test for 3,5,7. We are doing practise tests. In NAPLAN we have lost of tests there is a maths test, spelling test, reading test and writing test.

Guided Reading

We have been doing lots of Guided Reading in our groups. We have a two week rotation. Sometimes we do Book Club, Learning Centre, Wheelers, Independent study or Guided Reading.


This week we worked with our Buddy class. We did a STEM cup challenge and it was fun!

Term 1, 2018

Hi All,

Sorry it has been a few weeks since the blog has been updated. I have been waiting patiently for the bloggers, but I think with all of the short weeks and with swimming, they just haven’t quite got there! So please find attached the photos from the past few weeks. I hope you have a lovely and relaxing holiday!

Kind Regards

Mrs Burt

Week 11

Colour Run and the last day of school

Genius Hour

For the last part of this term we had to do a passion project for Genius Hour. For those of you who don’t know what Genius Hour is: we get to research anything we are passionate about or want to know more about for 1 hour a week (it does have to be approved by Mrs Burt)! We had to come up with a BIG question and then two little questions to help us drive our research. These had to be ‘thick’ questions. This means they can’t be ‘googleable’ and need to have how or why at the beginning.

This was our favourite project and we had so much fun presenting them. We also had to make a product that went with our presentation and we could present it to the class however we chose! We had a range of different ideas of sharing our learning: posters, websites, powerpoints, photos and prezi! Please check out the products we made below.

We forgot to get a photo of the Arancini balls as we ate them so quickly! Ooops!


Persuasive Writing

This week we have been focusing on Persuasive writing. We were given a scenario and were required to choose whether we were for or against the scenario. We were given 20 minutes and had to make a 2 minute video in iMovie and then we presented our arguments to the classroom by using Airserver to display them on the interactive whiteboard.

On Thursday Mrs Burt’s and Mr Halliday’s classes got to go on a fun excursion. We went for a local walk to the ARC reserve. We were focusing on our wellbeing and social skills. It was lots of fun!

Week 10

Exhibition of Learning

This term we did our first project. It was a History project and was about Colonisation in Australia. We had to research a significant event, person and impact that it had to the ATSI peoples and had to make a poster. We really enjoyed this project. We found it very challenging to find the information and Mrs Burt taught us how to note take, paraphrase and write things in our own words. We then had an exhibition of learning and invited Years 4-7 to come and view our learning.


Week 8

This week we had swimming lessons at the ARC. Please find some photos below.

Week 5, 6 & 7

Hi my name is Rudra and I’m Neel. This week we are going to inform you about weeks 5, 6 & 7.

Week 7 – Harmony Week

Thursday: On Thursday Daniel, Eugene and Stella bought in a Korean game called Yoot (Yut) Nuri. We learnt how to play it and it was fun to watch. Stella won. We thought it was similar to trouble. Please see the images below.

Friday Week 7: On Friday we had Harmony day and we had an Indian dance and a Tai chi relaxation song and people performing.  We had a shared lunch which was delicious. We also got to watch some Indian dancing. At the end of the day we made friendship bracelets and we also got to have henna on our hand! Lastly on friday we worked with the whole year 5 cohort and put our History projects together! We are so proud of ourselves.

Week 6

Monday: On Monday we had P.E and we got to play dodge ball because there was a relief teacher!

Tuesday: On Tuesday we had science and maths. In science we learnt to write a hypothesis about a tall glass or a small glass extinguishing two candles.

Wednesday: On Wednesday we had a finishing of lesson to finish off name art, visual art and HASS draft as we were a little bit behind.

Thursday: On Thursday we had Music and in music we had to learn special cords a 6 and then an line going down. We also had Italian and in Italian we had to write a short statement about important people in Italy that may have died. We also had to write a short statement on a place in Italy that is still surviving.

Week 5

Monday: We had P.E and we practised our tennis skills. We also had HASS and we researched about our person or event. Please see the pictures below of us working on our HASS projects. This is what Inquiry looks like in our classroom.

Tuesday: On Tuesday we were being really quite and working really hard and the teacher got really impressed and proud of us. We also had science but a new teacher so we had to tell a little about our understanding.

Wednesday: On Wednesday we had our first spelling contract and we had quick writes. We also gave each other lots of feedback on writing historical narratives. We use the marking criteria to give feedback. We also wrote feedback that needs to use the hamburger model. Something kind and specific, something constructive, something helpful. Please see the pictures below.


Thursday: On Thursday we had Italian and music and in music we were a relief teacher and we learnt musical cords and  played a composition. In Italian we had to write at least one word in each Italian alphabet. In English we did some problem solving questions on different types of grammar. Mrs Burt used some formative assessment. This is our traffic light cards.

Friday: We were doing our visual art, which was inspired from our excursion to the Art Gallery. We are painting using Impressionism style.


Week 3 & 4

Hi This is Elyssa and Mehar from Rm 12 and we are going to tell you all about week 3 and 4 of term 1.

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

We started learning about a Growth Mindset, a growth mindset is changing your attitude positively to achieve a goal. Some ideas of what to say are: “If try hard I can achieve this”, “I will learn from my mistakes” and “I won’t give up”. We applied this learning when creating our hand art.

Goal Setting

We created our goals. Our goals are what we aim to achieve by the end of term 1. We wrote our goals for behaviour, community, English, mathematics, learning skills and personal.

Quick Writes

We have been starting quick writes, quick writes are small writing pieces inspired by pictures prompt. We always have a learning intention and success criteria. These will help us improve our writing in the future, here’s an example:


We have been learning all about spelling with a new program called Words Their Way. We are looking at all the different sounds of letters and sounds in words. Here is some of our learning.


This Friday We went on an excursion to the Migration Museum, Art gallery and Botanical gardens with Mr Oliver’s class. First we walked through the art gallery and saw some amazing works, then our class went to the migration museum and looked at the history of English colonization and the history of the museum. We walked through the Botanical gardens and ate our lunch there.

Fantastic Fives

We worked with the Fantastic Fives on a group work project and had a scavenger hunt to do in the school. We then worked collaboratively with all 103 students to use our bodies to create E.M.P.S. It was lots of fun.


Week 1 & 2

Hi, this is Leni and Kelsey, we are students of room 12 Mrs Burt’s class. We are writing the blog this week to help keep you up to date with all of the latest classroom activities.

In Room 12 we have been working hard on giving shout outs to each other. A shout out is when you notice someone doing something good. For example, you may see them showing character strengths, or helping someone with their work, you may also see them using their manners or just being a nice person in general. This is the wall where we pin up the shout outs that we receive. This is how many shout outs we have written so far. Can you count them all?

In table groups, we came up with a list of words or phrases that could be used as our classroom expectations. We then had to choose six expectations off of that list to then share with the class.

Buddies! We are working with our Room 1, which is a year 1 class. Mrs Tilbrook and Mrs McIntrye. We made getting to know you cubes with our buddies. It was lots of fun and we look forward to working with them this year!

Parents please find an Australian Curriculum link below: Information for parents.

Welcome to our Room 12 classroom blog.

Please find a digital copy of the term 1 classroom Newsletter. This blog will be updated regularly by the students in Room 12. We look forward to sharing our learning journey with you! I will continue to make regular contact with you also on ClassDojo. 

Thanks Hayley Burt

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