We Got Loud

After the disappointment of unkind weather last week, M10 and M11 were able to perform our fantastic rendition of “Let’s Get Loud” this afternoon for a large audience. The children did a wonderful job and certainly were the stars of the grand finale!

Thanks to all the parents for being so accommodating and sending in costumes for a second time. Here are some photos and the video of our performance. We hope you enjoying watching us Get Loud!

lets get loud from Mrs Knipe on Vimeo.

Sports Day

What a gorgeous day with sunny blue skies and what a fantastic time was had by all of us. We are going to share our thoughts on the day later but here are some photos showing all the fun we had.

3D construction

In Maths we have been looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. As part of our assessment we had to design a construction on paper and then build it using 3D shapes of our own creation. Here are our wonderful creations

Book Week!

Thursday 25 August was a great day at our school – Book Week Parade Day. We started the day with lots of excitement seeing all the great costumes and posters that children (and their families) had come up with for the Children’s Book Council of Australia’s theme of: Australia! Story Country.

After the parade there was the thrilling announcement of the poster competition winners and our class was lucky enough to have 2 children win in their year level category. Congratulations to our two classmates who both put a lot of effort into their entries.

Finally we had a great time showing off our dancing skills with a whole school dance to the heel toe polka. We had a great time practicing this and really challenged ourselves well in following our value of being able to work to the best of our abilities no matter who we were partnered with!

Here we are dancing up a storm!


Book Week 2016 from Mrs Knipe on Vimeo.

Brazil: What we know

Today we did a quick brainstorm about what we know about Brazil before we start our integrated studies on this topic.

The information in green is what we as a class knew just from our general knowledge and prior learning. After checking out Brazil in an atlas, we added some new learning about Brazil’s geography in yellow.

Keep following the blog to see how much more we learn!


How to Create an Olympian

In M10 we have been looking at the features of procedural texts as well as learning about the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero. We have combined our two learning areas to write this recipe of “How to Create an Olympian”. As a class we read and watched interviews with current Olympians about what they had to do so they were chosen to compete in the Olympic Games. Here is what we think it takes to be an Olympian

How to Create an Olympian


1 litre of passion for your sport

10 cups practice and training

9 cups of physical fitness

1 kilogram of persistence

1 bucket of goals

5 litres discipline

750mL good sportsmanship

500g pride

500g dedication

5 cups of sacrifices made

200g of resilience

150g mental strength

1-2 cups of motivation

1 cup leadership skills

5 tbsp positive attitude

3 tbsp healthy diet

6 tsp being an ambassador for your country

4 tbsp focus

3 tsp inspiration

6 mL teamwork

4mL love challenges

60g do your best

50g competitiveness

45g have fun

Other necessary equipment

good coach

supportive family

good team mates

strong role models


1.       Start with 1 litre of passion for your chosen sport and squeeze in 5 tbsp of positive attitude.

2.       Add to this passion, 1 bucket full of goals, 3 tsp inspiration, 1-2 cups of motivation and mix this together with some strong role models.

3.       Stir gently with a supportive family and then add 50g of competitiveness and 45g of having fun. Sprinkle in 500g of dedication and stir through 5 cups of practice and training.

4.       To this mixture, fold in 150g of mental strength, 5 cups of sacrifices made, 9 cups of physical fitness and 1 kilogram of persistence. Add in 3 tbsp of healthy diet and mix until smooth.

5.       Leave the mixture to rise, then whisk through another 5 cups of practice and training combined with a good coach.

6.       Quickly pour 5 litres of discipline into the mix and melt through with 750mL of good sportsmanship. Drop in 60g of doing your best before the mixture dries.

7.       Now spoon through 6 mL of teamwork and combine this with good team mates.

8.       Crush in 200g of resilience and then bake until it has risen to great heights.

9.       In a separate bowl, mix by hand 1 cup of leadership skills, 6 tsp of being an ambassador for your country, 4 tbsp of focus and finally add 4mL of a love of challenges. Beat this together until it is nice and smooth. Collect mixture from oven and then spread this topping over the baked mixture.

10.   Finally dust the finished mixture with 500g pride in yourself and your achievements.


As long as you want to achieve your goals it doesn’t matter what age you are, what gender you are, what religion you are, what colour skin you have or what country you come from. You just need to be made up of these ingredients to succeed!

M10 & M11’s GIANT Lunch

Today was an absolutely scrumdiddlyumptious day in M10 and M11. It was the day of our B.F.G. feast!

Both classes have loved reading Roald Dahl’s classic book and are waiting in anticipation for the chance to see the newly released movie.

To celebrate finishing the book and the great pleasure it brought us all, both classes had a GIANT feast. We would like to thank all the wonderful parents and friends who helped out by creating the delumptious mini food that we, the giants, got to enjoy.

Here are some pictures from the event:

Mrs Morris kindly supplied us with snozzcumbers, which lots of chidlers were brave enough to eat, and some glumptious frobscottle (though no whizzpoppers were allowed!) One of the M10 boys brought in his own mini goblet to drink out of!

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We decorated the room with our dream catchers which were there to catch any trogglehumpers and let the B.F.G’s phizzwizards float on through!

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Here are some more photos of the amazing mini-foods and all of us enjoying our celebration

Wadjiny – A performance for NAIDOC Week

Troy Allen, an Aboriginal person from Bundjalung Goori (East Coast) of Australia came to Modbury West School for NAIDOC Week on the 6th of July.

Troy played the digeridoo. He showed us the plain spear which you can only throw from a short distance but if you use a spear thrower it goes longer distances. There were two boomerangs and one was smaller than the other. One was a returning boomerang which was used for hunting birds and the larger one was used for hunting larger animals like kangaroos and emus. He explained how the Aboriginal people only hunted for food that they needed not for fun. There was an Emu Dance and two kids from every class performed.  There was a gathering food dance too and every female teacher chose a girl from their class to pretend to be a mum teaching their daughter how to get food. Last but not least Mr Oliver and Troy made fire by using rubbing sticks.


Isaac, Ashley and Alicia

The B.F.G.

Do you know who this is?

This is the B.F.G.

We are going to be reading all about him this term before this wonderful looking new movie comes out at the end of term.

Have a watch of the trailer and make some predictions about what you might expect from our new class novel.