Performing Arts and the Primary Years Programme

There’s lots of ways to learn about music. This week, our Performing Arts teacher, Lee-Ann Butchart, tells us about the way Year 5 and 6 students are learning music.

Central Idea
Musicians work together to create music. Continue reading

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The countdown to the Grand Prix!

The Year 6 team are gearing up for their Billy Cart Grand Prix (and hopefully saving some energy for the billy cart rides – the Junior School students have been saving their gold coins for lots of turns around the oval!).

Thank you to Anand, Abigail, Rachael and Tara for this week’s post –

It all started with an incursion and our previously mentioned excitement to build, design and will our way not only to race day, but moreover to being crowned the Billy Cart Grand Prix Champions! Continue reading

The Billy Carts Program

There’s one activity that Year 6 prizes above all others – the billy cart program. Every year, it’s greeted with excitement and enthusiasm (and envy from all the other year levels!). Chris Athanasiadis explains –

This blog was written by four of our Grade 6s: Rachael, Bharat, Abigail and Anand. They were extremely excited when they learned that they would be writing a blog on our Billy Carts incursion and program. We are lucky enough to have an amazing billy cart program that has reached cult status at our school and is something that students look forward to from their early years at KPS. We are all very excited to see what amazing designs our Grade 6s will come up with this year and how the hard work and process of building, collaborating, leading and designing our billy carts will create an electrifying race that stops our Kewmunity!

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What a term it was!

It has been another big sporting term at Kew Primary School. I was so proud of all our sporting accomplishments but in particular the highlight was our House Cross Country. Also the gymnastics program across the school has been a success, especially using the new equipment in lessons. I also really enjoyed hearing from our students about their exciting experiences in sport. Below are just three of our main events this term, thank-you Feargus, Amelie and Joanne for sharing your thoughts.

Clare Pentreath

Year 6 Hooptime
by Feargus 6CA

As soon as the Grade 6’s heard that Hoop Time Basketball was coming up, it was all that everyone was talking about. Questions rushed through our minds. What team were we going to get in? Would we have our friends in our team? Would we get to division? Continue reading

Geography, connections and model creations

This term, Year 5 and Year 6 students have worked together to explore connections within our geographical world. We have learnt that small actions can have big effects. Throughout this Inquiry we have tried to show our thinking and learning in different ways.

We worked in small groups to show our thinking using a model. We tried to communicate a deeper meaning through the structures, images and colours we used and show the connections between the man-made and natural world. Below are some examples of our work, with an explanation of our thinking and our creations:

A factory creates smoke which pollutes the air and creates global warming. Global warming is causing cyclones. The black coming out of the chimney represents the smoke, the green represents pollution. The yellow turning to red represents the air getting hotter. On the other side a cyclone is forming from the smoke coming out of the factory. This shows the connection between our actions and natural disasters. Continue reading