Thank you to EAL Teachers, Nat Ryan and Patricia Incerti for this week’s post –
Each year there are many new students starting at KPS. Some of our students come from other countries and arrive in Australia with little or no English. They find themselves having to adjust to a new place, new home as well as a new school. I asked some of the Year 6 EAL students for their reflections on being at Kew Primary School. Continue reading
Thank you to the Junior School Team for this week’s post.
This term the Junior School had the opportunity to take part in a technology inquiry incursion run by Mini BOSS. During the 3-hour session students worked in groups to design and construct a model that served a purpose. Continue reading
Hello from Kiana and Issy from Year 6! We’re going to tell you about some extracurricular events that we have participated in at school. Continue reading
When my eldest child was in Prep, his class was learning about the ‘olden days’. Deciding to show his classmates a true artefact from the olden days, my son took my typewriter to school. After answering questions about how old I was and whether there was electricity when I was growing up (!), the kids all had a turn on the typewriter. Needless to say, the satisfaction of typewriter keys hitting the paper, the ‘ding’ of the return, and rolling a fresh page in to the machine, is timeless.
Thank you to the Junior School team for this week’s look at what our youngest students are learning about technology.
This term the Junior School students and teachers have been having lots of fun looking into old, current and new technologies. This is all part of our new Inquiry unit, ‘Back to the Future’, exploring the central idea that technology gives us clues into the past and future. This unit will culminate in a ‘Shark Tank’ style of presentation, whereby students will be tasked to design a piece of technology for the future and present their idea to a panel of teachers, parents and their peers for assessment. Continue reading
Thank you to TASK teacher, Bit McLean, for this week’s post about the KPS literacy support program, TASK..
The Literacy Support contingent of Targeted Additional Support at Kew (TASK) encourages children in the areas of reading and writing. Small, differentiated groups are targeted at their point of need to help to ensure that individual needs are addressed. TASK is based on appropriate testing data and assessment and involves teaching strategies to help students to improve their literacy skills in view of achieving the best that they can. Continue reading
It would be reasonable to call the term two holidays a ‘sports break’, with the soccer and cycling dominating television screens and resulting in some very late nights! Carla Temple tells us a bit about the Tour de France, including a game to get kids engaged in the race.
On 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles for the first ever Tour de France. After six mammoth stages (Nantes – Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic. Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns and their countryside in the global spotlight. Continue reading
Maths and geography combine! Thank you to the Year 1 students for this week’s post about their mapping project.
Have you ever found yourself lost at Sorrento or Falls Creek?
Have you ever wondered what would be the best way to get around Hays Paddock, Eglinton Park or even Venus Bay?
Well…the Year 1 students would certainly be able to help you and steer you in the right direction. Continue reading