Pig the Pug iPad activity

This weeks iPad activity was based on the story ‘Pig the Pug’ by Aaron Blabey. We discussed what a moral was and how some stories have a moral in them that teach us something. The moral of Pig the Pug is that it is always best to share with others.

pig the pug

Using our iPads, we created a slideshow in Shadow puppet with drawings of Pig and Trevor and recorded what we thought was the moral of the story. This week, we also learnt how to add text in Shadow Puppet!

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The Bad Guys Episode 1

This week we read another of Aaron Blabley books called ‘The Bad Guys’. Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark sound like bad guys, look like bad guys and even smell like bad guys! But, they are about to change all of that. Mr Wolf comes up with a daring plan to become good guys and change their reputation.

the bad guys

Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark complete their mission to rescue 200 dogs from the pound. Mr Wolf says

Aw, C’MON!

You loved it! I KNOW you did!

Tell me the truth-didn’t it feel great to be the GOOD GUY for once?

Tell me how it felt, fellas…

Students had to draw the snake, shark and piranha and include what they thought their responses to Mr Wolf’s question might be!




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If I could have one wish…

This week we read Sunday Chutney, a girl who moves around the world because of her parents work. This means she is the new girl at school all the time and has to make new friends. If Sunday Chutney had one wish, it would be to stay in the one home.

sunday chutney

We thought about what we would wish for if we had one wish and using the Drawing Pad App, we drew what we would wish for. We would wish for pets, motorbikes, play dates and lots more. We then used Shadow Puppet to upload our drawings and add our voice, recording what we would wish for.




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Sunday Chutney

This week we read the first of the Aaron Blabey books ‘Sunday Chutney’. Sunday Chutney has lived all over the world! Moving around a lot means she is always the new kid at school and never really has a place to call home. If she had one wish it would be to always have the same home.

sunday chutney

We then thought about what we would wish for if we had one wish! We drew what we would wish for with lots of beautiful colours and pictures and really hope our wishes comes true.

sunday examplesunday chutney work


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Aaron Blabey Books

This term the Year Ones will be reading picture books written by Aaron Blabey. Aaron Blabey has published many award winning picture books, including Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney, Pig and the Pug and The Bad Guys. Aaron Blabey’s picture books use simple language and illustrations and focuses on children and their relationships.

 The Book Creator app will be our focus on the iPads. The students will create pages that include drawings, text, photo/video and sound.

the bad guyspig the pug

pearlsunday chutney


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Parsley Rabbit’s Book of Books

Welcome back to Term 3. This week we learnt about the different parts of a book. We read Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books written by Frances Watts and illustrated by David Legge.

parsley rabbits

Parsley Rabbit showed us all the different parts of a book- front cover, back cover, endpapers, title, imprint page, author, illustrator, page numbers and blurb. We then matched some of the parts of the book to their purpose.

part sof a book

We explored a new app Book Creator and started to learn how to insert texts, add photos and videos, record and add sounds, and create and upload drawings. We will continue to experiment with Book Creator throughout the term!

book creator

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Our Whacky Zoo Animals…

After reading all about Mr Mc Grew’s “unusual” zoo animals, we created some of our own interesting creatures.  To make them really crazy we divided our animals into three sections – the head, the body and the legs.  After cutting out our three different body parts we swapped them around with our friends to make some very unique combinations.  I think Mr Mc Grew would be very proud to exhibit our animals in his zoo.  What do you think?

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This week we will be celebrating the Olympics with our own school based Oatylympics.

Here are some websites you might find helpful – just in case your teachers ask you to do a research project focussing on the Olympics.



“Official source of Olympic Games sports, countries, results, medals, schedule, athlete bios, teams, news, photos, videos for Summer and Winter Olympics.”

London 2012


“Official Website for the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Live results, competition schedule, news, photos, videos, medal count, athlete bios.”

Australia London 2012


“Official Site of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team for London Olympics. News, Athlete Blogs, Bios, Video, Galleries, Online Games and Education Resources.”

ABC News – The Olympics


“News reports on the games, athlete biographies, and links to audio news broadcasts.”





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