Happy Holidays!

I hope that you are enjoying your school holidays after a busy and long term!

I am very happy to have all of my family at home. I have been reading, going for long walks and cooking.

I would love to hear what you are all doing so please write a message on our blog if you get time!

I might be just a little bit jealous of those of you who are somewhere hot though as it is pretty cold here in Barwon Heads!



What are you doing during your holidays?

Context Clues

Context Clues

The meaning of a word can often be worked out from clues in the surrounding context. What comes before and after a new word can reveal its meaning, structure, and use. We call these clues “context clues” and we have been learning about these in class.

For example, if I asked you what the meaning of “tore” is, you would probably say “ripped.”

In the following context it means something different: “Nelly was so excited that she tore down the stairs as fast as she could”.

The meaning of “tore” in the context of the example is “ran quickly”.

Here are some examples the we worked on in class….

Johanna has so many friends because she is a gregarious person. What does gregarious mean?

Friendly and outgoing

  1. Shy and quiet
  2. Boring and uninteresting
  3. Rude and mean

What do you think thrill means?

That rollercoaster was a thrill!” Max shouted, eyes wide open and a grin on his face.

  1. Feeling of excitement.
  2. Feeling of sadness.
  3. Feeling of curiousity.

What does irate mean?

Zeo’s father was irate because Zoe had been rude to him and kept answering him back.

  1. Happy
  2. Angry
  3. Not bothered
  4. Tired
  5. Doesn’t care

What does opponent mean?

The soccer game ended when Jono’s opponent kicked the ball onto the roof.

  1. Someone who teaches
  2. Someone against another
  3. Someone who helps another.

Can you remember any words that you have read then used the context to work out their meaning?

Play time

 Playing at school




Playing at recess and lunchtime is lots of fun. It’s also a time when lots of social skills are practised such as getting along, negotiation, flexibility, caring for others, empathy, inclusiveness and resilience.

What games do you like playing at recess and lunch time?

Can you think of some social skills that you use when playing outside?


This week in our reading sessions we have been focussing on “visualising”.  Visualising means to form a picture in your mind and it helps us to comprehend (understand) and remember texts that we are reading.

This week we read a poem called “The Land of Nod” and drew a picture of what we visualised on a piece of quilt. When all of the pictures were put together it was interesting to see how differently we all visualised the poem.



Have you visualised when reading lately?