Making Pirate Hats

This term, students in the Grade 1/2 area were introduced to a new text type; procedural texts. As it can be rather tricky to understand all of the structural features of this text type, students spent some time in class identifying the different features and reconstructing procedural texts into the correct format. 

To further expose students to procedural texts and their structure, we decided to make a pirate hat. Students were very helpful throughout the session, informing the teachers of exactly what was needed to make a pirate hat (a piece of rectangular paper and textas). The students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the session – especially when they were able to fold, decorate and wear their pirate hats.

The best part was when the students shouted out, ‘Arrrrrrrr’… This was so much fun!

What a busy start!

We have already made a huge start to 2018.


Students have talked about their families and came up with fantastic work banks. We have also been talking about what is healthy and what are healthy foods.




Classes have been building a sense of community by making different displays and showing different ways to present information. Room 13 used cupcake wrappers to show the different birthdays of students in the classroom.