Thank you to Madame Payne for this week’s post.
At Kew Primary School we are now well into our exciting journey towards becoming a fully accredited International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) school. How then, you may wonder, has the introduction of the IB PYP worked with the teaching and learning of French in particular? Continue reading
Thank you to Ellie, Izzy and Mila for this week’s wonderfully comprehensive look at the Buddies Program.
Every Tuesday, the year fives meet with their Prep buddies and they spend time together. It’s a great opportunity for us to learn some leadership skills and it helps our buddies’ social skills, their fine motor skills as well as their manners. Continue reading
Thank you to Year 3 student, Ted, for his report on the middle school excursion to the city.
On the ninth of May we went on an excursion to the city to look at the impenetrable structures the city has come to show. What are they and some information you ask? I’ll tell you! Continue reading
Thank you to the Junior School team for this week’s post –
Year 1 and 2 students have been working hard over the past few weeks exploring water in our world. Under the trans-disciplinary theme of ‘Sharing the Planet’ students have delved into the central idea of ‘Our world relies on water’. Continue reading
Thank you to the Prep Team for this week’s post.
On Monday 6th May, the Preps had an incursion from CERES. We learnt all about worms and ‘mini beasts’. Alice, from CERES, brought in a bunch of exciting resources including millipedes, slaters, worms, insect hotels, a toy worm called ‘Wormie’ and magnifying glasses. The preps inquired into cycles, composting, bugs in our school environment and how to attract more bugs to our school. Continue reading
Libraries are evolving spaces – yes, they are home to books but they are also places for learning in all sorts of ways; they provide a sanctuary when we need some ‘quiet time’; and they are meeting spot for various other activities. I happened to listen to a fantastic podcast this week, Palaces for the People, which described libraries as ‘social infrastructure’, and stresses the importance of them in our lives. If you have time, the podcast is certainly worth a listen but if not, know that the KPS Library is doing all the things that we need from good ‘social infrastructure’. Our librarian, Ruth, gives us a snapshot of a week in the Library –
Each class has one session in the library each week. In this time the students listen to a picture story book, return and borrow books and then settle down to sustained silent reading. Continue reading
Thank you to Natalie Ryan for this week’s post about the KPS Enrichment Program.
At Kew Primary School the Enrichment Program is designed to support students to achieve their best outcomes in key areas, such as Literacy and Numeracy. It sets a platform on which skills are built and extended upon. Selection is based on a range of relevant testing data and assessment. Some students require additional assistance to reach the expected achievement levels or may benefit from the challenges that extension activities provide. At KPS we are committed to ensuring that all KPS students achieve their very best. Continue reading