April 28, 2017
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Science Grade 1/2

Students in Grade 1/2 are currently exploring sounds and how they travel. We made telephones to help sounds vibrate along the string.

We found the sounds travelled longer distances if the string was tight.

We are really enjoying our new Science room – you’re always welcome to call in before or after school.


April 24, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Foundation T2 Japanese

Students will develop their Japanese language by learning to count to ten, say greetings and the names for colours via songs. They will also learn to recognise and write the kanji symbols for numbers one to ten. Japanese folk tales and festivals will also be explored.


一1 ( e che)                                                 六(roku)

二2 (knee)                                               七7 (nar nar/she che)

三3 (sun)                                                    八8 (ha che)

四4 (she/yon)                                            九9 (q)

五5 (gor)                                                    十10 (jew)


おはよう O hi yo – good morning

こんにちは Kon knee che wa – hello/good afternoon

こんばんは Kon ban wa – good evening

さようなら Sai yor na ra – goodbye

またあした Mar tar arsh ta – till tomorrow


Aka あか– red                                            Kiiro きいろ– yellow

Ao あお– blue                                            Murasaki むらさき– Purple

Orenji オレンジ– Orange                        Kuro くろ– black

Pinku ピンク– Pink                                  Shiro しろ– white

Midori みどり– green                              Chairo ちゃいろ– brown

April 24, 2017
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Grade 12 T2 Japanese

For the first few weeks of Term 2, students will learn to ask questions and describe themselves in terms of age and suburb. Later in the term Grade 1/2 students will also be learning more about classroom instructions by responding to and giving commands in Japanese.


なんさいですか。- How old are you? (narn sai des car?)

____さいです。- I am __ years old (____sai des)

六さいです。- I am 6 years old (ro ku sai des)

七さいです。- I am 7 years old (nar nar saides)

八さいです。- I am 8 years old (hass sai des)


どくにすんでいますか。- Where do you live? (dor kor knee sun day e mas car?)

__にすんでいます。- I live in ___ (___ knee sun day e mas)


Classroom Instructions

ください – kudasai (please) – this is added after the command

みって- mitte (look)

きって- kitte (listen)

よんで – yonde (read)

いって- itte (speak)

すっわて- suwatte (sit)

たって- tatte (stand up)

やめて – yamete (stop)

かいて- kaite (write)

てをあげて – te o agete (hands up)

ドアをあけて – doa o akete (open the door)

ドアをしめて– doa o shimete (close the door)

しずかにして – shizukani shite (be quiet)

April 24, 2017
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Grade 34 T2 Japanese

This term students will be learning more about Japanese cultural icons and fashion. They will learning to say what they wear and becoming more familiar with hiragana by learning to sound out and write the correct stroke order for various lines.

Japanese Fashion

ジャケット jaketto Jacket
コート ko-to Coat


wanpi-su One-piece Dress
ショーツ sho-tsu Shorts
スカート suka-to Skirt


ji-nzu Jeans
シャツ shatsu Shirt
T-シャツ T-shatsu T-shirt
セーター se-ta- Sweater
ぼうし boushi Hat / Cap
ネクタイ nekutai Necktie
ベルト beruto Belt
くつ kutsu Shoes
ブーツ bu-tsu Boots
くつした kutsushita Socks
スニーカー suni-ka- Sneakers
スリッパ surippa Slippers


__をきます。I wear ___ (__o ki mas)


Hiragana Characters

‘A’ Line          あ、い、う、え、お

‘KA’ Line        か、き、く、け、こ

‘SA’ Line        さ、し、す、せ、そ

‘TA’ Line        た、ち、つ、て、と

April 24, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Grade 56 T2 Japanese

This term students will be revisiting and extending their script knowledge by learning to sound out and write the correct stroke order for the hiragana alphabet. Grade 56 students will also develop a better understanding of Japan’s cities and their location in the World.  

Main Islands

ほっかいど – Hokkaido                                             しこく- Shikoku

ほんしゅう – Honshu                                                きゅうしゅう- Kyushu

Japanese Cities

とうきょう – Tokyo                                                    せんだい – Sendai

よこはま – Yokohama                                                 なら – Nara

おさか – Osaka                                                              なごや – Nagoya

きょうと – Kyoto                                                          さっぽろ- Sapporo

ひろしま – Hiroshima                                                 ながさき – Nagasaki


Hiragana Characters

‘A’ Line             あ、い、う、え、お

‘KA’ Line          か、き、く、け、こ

‘SA’ Line          さ、し、す、せ、そ

‘TA’ Line          た、ち、つ、て、と

‘NA’ Line          な、に、ぬ、ね、の

‘HA’ Line          は、ひ、ふ、へ、ほ

‘MA’ Line         ま、み、む、め、も

‘YA’ Line          や、ゆ、よ

‘RA’ Line          ら、り、る、れ、ろ

‘WA’ Line         わ、を、ん

March 31, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Science – Foundation

Our Foundation students explored the many different types of weather then  identified the damage they can cause.

We ordered images into grids and wrote some new types of weather, such as rainbows and snow.


March 22, 2017
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Grade 34 Science

This week Grade 34 sudents made helicopters with many different variables, we agreed to keep the mass under 35 grams.

We are working towards conducting fair Science tests.


March 3, 2017
by hwpsspecialists

Art snaps- gr 1/2 Matisse Cut outs, Grade 3/4 Zentangle inspired art, Foundation- Japanese “Girls day” Origami Emperors and Empresses’ in a Japanese Building





I have attached links for each of the types of art we are studying. Enjoy!

 Japanese Girls or Dolls day. Click on the dash for the link.


Next up- The foundation students will be doing a collage-painting of their family in a location they love to go to. Please check out their Japanese art in the Foundation classrooms as well as their feelings posters. They drew each other acting out a feeling for their class poster.

Grade 1/2s will be doing Matisse style people by posing for each doing their favourite activity. Some of the art work is on display in the main building by 1/2L and 1/2N.

Grade 3/4s – they have loved learning about art and mindfulness through Zentangle inspired art and will be learning about mandala art.

Grade 5/6s are completing abstract watercolours with a historical local building drawn using 2 point perspective  in fineliner over the top. This connects to their class inquiry unit on Community.  2 Point perspective-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cqHsIYuP5M




March 2, 2017
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Grade 5/6 Science

We have been exploring the way plants and animals have been adapting to their environment.

The panda bear has made two major adaptations due to changes in its habitat and diet, ask us about them!

March 2, 2017
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Foundation Science

This term Foundation students are exploring animals, their habitat and diet.

Next week we will observe our weather and decide how it influences our decisions and behaviour.

We had a lot of fun making kookaburra sounds, sing along with this video.

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