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May 13, 2017
by malmsburyps

5 Sentence Challenge 2017!

We began our 2017 Prep/One 5 Sentence Challenge this Week!

cooking with grandma

Students had to think about the kinds of things they saw in the picture, what time of the year it was, what day of the week, who are the children, who do the animals belong to and what else they can see beyond the door.


Isabella – There is a Grandma. She is cooking. The Grandma was going outside. The girl is making cookies. The boys wants some cookies.

Djed – I see that the lady is cooking. The door is open. The dogs are ready to play. The boy is reading a book. There are roses outside.

Matilda – It is spring and the dogs are nearly ready to go and play. The kids are having breakfast. The girl is baking cookies. The boy is reading a book. The door is open because it’s sunny.

Bryce – There are lots of dogs. I see a woman.

Jesse – The dog has puppies. The door is open. The girl is cooking. The boy is reading a book.

Timmy – A boy the helping his Grandma bake cookies. The girl is helping his Grandma bake cookies. I see an old house in the backyard.

Jennifer – It is summer time. The animals are ready to play.

Keira – A little girl is helping the Grandma bake cookies. The little boy is baking cookies. The boy is sitting at the table. I can see a cute puppy. I see a cat.

Lea – I see little children. I see 5 dogs. The lady is cooking cookies. I can see flowers.

Asher – A lady is holding a tray of cookies. There are lots of animals. I see another house.

Jake – It was a sunny day. The chickens came to soak up the sunlight. The dogs sit waiting for their food. There is green grass outside. I see flowers.

Ava – It’s super sunny outside. The girl and boy are cooking with their Grandma.

Lucy – I see the dog. The kids are helping their mother. I see chickens. I see a cat. I see a house.

Elena – I see little children. I see 5 dogs. I see a barn. I see a cat.

Hayley – It is summer. I like summer. It is so fun. I like summer because it is so fun. I like the animals. I see the flowers.

November 24, 2016
by malmsburyps
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Fireworks! Our second five sentence challenge.

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For our second five sentence challenge we had to think about what it is like to watch fireworks. What do we hear, smell and see and what does it feel like when you hear the bangs! We hope you enjoy our sentences.

I feel excited. There are people watching. It is bright. I like them. I smell nothing. This is about the fireworks. By Maggie.

The fireworks are pretty. There are four people watching. The fireworks are different colours. My brother is scared of the fireworks. The fireworks might be in Australia. By Chloe.

Hi I am Isabella and if you have been to the fireworks you might be a little scared. I like them, do you? Well, I do get a little scared. But if you haven’t I think you would like to. I like fireworks. By Grade 1 Isabella.

The people are watching the fireworks. There are red dots,  orange dots, there are white dots. There are three girls. Boom! Crack! Bang! Piyool! The girls hear boom, crack, bang and piyool. By Anna.

Boom! I hear a boom! Doom! I hear a doom! I hear a crack! By Gabriel.

I went to the fireworks. I heard the fireworks up in the sky. I saw the fireworks. I see lots of colours. Bang!! Isabella.

At the fireworks you have fun. It is a fun place to be at night. You have to go at night. Fireworks are sparkley. They are all different shapes. By Flynn.

Jayden is scared of the fireworks. I am not. They look cool. They are fun. But they are way better with monster trucks! By Jack.

At the fireworks it’s cold. It is fun. I want to go there. It has different colours. People love them. By Jayden.

Do you like fireworks? Tell us what you think of our writing and fireworks by leaving us a comment.

November 14, 2016
by malmsburyps

Our first 5 sentence challenge.

P/1 recently signed up to be part of the 5 sentence challenge. https://fivesc.net/

Every couple of weeks we are emailed information about a writing prompt and our challenge is to write five sentences about the prompt. Our prompt was a very interesting image of a pet shop. There was lots to look at. Some of us finished our sentences in time to send them in. Here are the finished sentences-

The dogs are in a basket. There are two cats the same. The girl is looking at the bird. The dogs are licking the girl. The dog is licking the boy. By  Anna.

In the pet shop it must be loud. The cats are cute. The dogs are soft. There are a lot of cages. There is a Border Collie. By Jack.

At the pet shop you buy pets. You can get dogs, parrots, cats and a cockatoo. People come to the pet shop. You could find a pet. The animals are scared. By Flynn.

There are 8 dogs. There are birds. There is 1 rabbit. There is a bird cage. There are fish in the fish bowl. By Hasan.

I can see a cat. I can see a dog licking a person. There is a man. I can see a woman. I can see a puppy. By Jayden.

Hi, I am Isabella. If you go to the pet shop you won’t believe your eyes. There are so many cute animals. There are lots and lots and lots of cages. If you haven’t gone to the pet shop store you should. By Grade 1 Isabella.

The dogs are cute and they are in a basket. There are a lot of people. There must be so much noise. The parrot is pretty. There are a lot of pets. By Chloe.

The dogs are in a basket. The girls is holding two kittens. The cats are the same colour. The lady is holding a dog. There is a bird. By Maggie.

We hope you enjoy reading them and we love reading your comments!



September 16, 2016
by malmsburyps

Prep sleepover!

End of Term 3 always means a very special event for our preps- Prep Sleepover!!! The prep sleepover is the start of our camps program. Our preps go home at the end of the day for a shower and to change their clothes then come back to school ready for the sleepover.

Last night we set up our beds.








Then we did a scavenger hunt. We had to find things in the classrooms and tick them off the list. One thing we had to find was something with wheels and we also had to sing Emily a song!

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Then it was dinner time! Sausages, bread, cheese, sauce- lots of sauce for some people! Paddle pops for dessert. Yummo! Best dinner ever!











The we had some secret prep sleepover business to deal with- sorry, no photos of that allowed! Then it was into our pyjamas, we brushed our teeth and hopped in to bed. We watched the movie ‘Minions’ when we were snuggled up in our beds. It was very funny. Then it was sleep time. We all had a good sleep, well, actually, not all the adults had a good sleep!

This morning we had a most delicious breakfast (Thanks Kirsty for the pancakes and fruit) and some visitors came along to have breakfast with us.

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After breakfast we brushed our teeth and Conor took us to the soccer pitch and we played Octopus. Thanks Conor, you are the best!

Prep sleepover- best night ever! Thanks Emily, Carolyn, Desiree and all the parents who helped us have a great sleepover.




October 6, 2013
by malmsburyps

The All-Star Shop

The All-Stars were busy setting up a shop during the last couple of weeks of Term 3. Everyone was busily raiding the recycling home at home for cartons, boxes, bags and jars and there is now quite a lot of stock on our shelves.


Students have worked in teams to make signs for the store and lots of pretend food to sell.  The All-Stars have had lots of fun playing shops and buying food to use with the kitchen set. We are looking forward to lots more shopping in Term Four.

October 6, 2013
by malmsburyps

When Tylden came to Malmsbury

Last term the Grades Prep to 2 from Tylden Primary School came to visit Malmsbury.  They came to have some science activities with us because it is Science Week!

We were all in groups and we did one activity at a time.  There were five activities.  We made animal pictures.  We all made different kinds of animals that could live all around the world.  We got to create butterflies that can hide on different surfaces.  This is called camouflage.  We were doing some leaf stuff.  We put leaves in a science book and had to draw under them.  We got to take these home and we can put more science-y things in them.  In another activity we had clues of animals and we tried to guess what the animal was.  This was called ‘What am I?’.  We also had fun blowing up balloons to make rocket balloons.

At recess we ate jelly with a frog in it.  It was called Frog in a Pond.  The Tylden kids had made them for us.  We made Snake in Creeks for them.  We had a BBQ for lunch and we ate sausages with the kids from Tylden.  We liked eating the sausages!  We got to play with our Tylden friends outside.  At recess we had to have inside play because it was rainy, it was a bit wet at lunchtime too but we still played outside.

Some people already knew some of the Tylden kids, but there were lots of new faces too.  Now we know some new friends from Tylden Primary School.

What did you do for Science Week at your school?

What is your favourite science activity?

August 9, 2013
by malmsburyps

When I am 100…







Today we were imaging what we might look like when we are 100 years old.  We got to imagine all the amazing modern inventions that might be added to our bodies.

We were working with our buddies. They helped us with our writing and some of the drawing.
We were thinking about what we will be like when we grow up and what things we might like. It was good to work with our buddies because the writing was easier because they helped us.

There was some amazing work being done. Everyone was working hard and no one was being silly or mucking around. Maybe this was because we were having fun, also because our buddies were here to help us.

What do you think YOU might be like when you are 100 years old?
What inventions or amazing things do you think we might see in the future?

August 6, 2013
by malmsburyps

The Tree of Awesome

This is our big Tree of Awesome. It is for the awesome stuff we do at school. We are making because we don’t have enough room left on our Great Wall of Awesome. 

To make it, first we had to make the tree, then we had to put bark and leaves on. We had to use lots of different paper to make the tree. We had to cut the leaves out and glue them on the tree.

The pictures on the leaves are of people, rainbows, horses, princesses, playgrounds, Darth Vader, Spiderman, smiley faces and some other stuff. Some leaves have words written on them.  The leaves are all about getting along. Getting along is our You Can Do It key for this term.

When making our Tree we had to work together to get it done. To get along with each other we have to work together. We had to get along well while we working. While we were working, people were saying lots of encouraging things like “That’s really good,” and ”

Good job

“.  We were reminded that saying nice things and being encouraging and supportive is an important part of getting along with each other.





What do you do to get along with people?
How do you show your artwork in your classroom?

July 24, 2013
by malmsburyps

Our favourite things this week…

Oliver – I love doing writing because it was fun.

Shay – I liked eating lunch with Cameron’s grade because we got to play a game before lunch.

Harry – I liked lunch because I made a volcano in the sandpit.

Jaxen – I liked doing sport because we got to play a game.

Hamish – I liked watching videos in the Grade1/2 room because it was fun.

Murphy – I liked having recess because I played Spiderman.

Emerald – I liked being outside because I played this horse game.

Ella B – I liked making paint at lunchtime because Mia and I got to make brown and gold paint with mud and water.

Rosie – I have enjoyed catching up with what my class has been doing because I was away and didn’t know what was happening.

Chris – I liked going outside today because we made a big hole.

Ella J – I had fun playing and looking for cows because it was fun.

Alyssa – I liked reading books because it is fun.

Mia – My favourite thing was doing Art because we got to play with clay.

Natalie – My favourite thing was learning about all the other old things, like old technology because I didn’t know that much stuff about phones and bathtubs and things.

Josh – I liked recess because we got to play.

Harrison – I liked maths because it is sort of fun to find parts of a whole group.

Molly – I liked doing cause and effect because there are lots of things to learn about it.

What has your favourite thing at school been this week?

What achievement are you most proud of this week?

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