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
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
It’s one of the most anticipated events on the Year 6 calendar and some students share their thoughts on leadership ‘on four wheels’ –
Thank you to 3/4J for a look back on the highlights of term one and what’s ahead in term two –
Highlights Continue reading
When I was at school, speculation about “what we’d be when we grew up” was confined to a large but relatively unchanging list of careers (on my list was a psychologist, a librarian and an air stewardess, none of which I did but all jobs that still exist). In comparison, today’s students have a working life ahead of them that most likely includes jobs that haven’t been conceived as yet; a ‘physical workplace’ that is defined by technology; and multiple changes of career (these speculations make for interesting reading).
If you’re wondering just how different things might be in the future, and what that means in the classroom today, take a close look at the instructions on the whiteboard in the photo below – ‘Create three sprites (one drawn)’ and ‘Code your sprites with motion’ – what?!
Year 5 and 6 students are undertaking coding classes and share some of their experiences so far –
Thank you to Irena Gigli for this week’s post about science for Year 1 and 2 students –
WOW! What an exciting start to this week for Year 1 and 2 students with the commencement of the ‘Hands On Science’ incursion. Continue reading
Things got noisy and tasty (what?!) at a recent Prep incursion. Sophie Apperly tells us more –
The Preps explored the five senses of hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste when Matt from Mad About Science visited Kew Primary for a Biological Science incursion. The Junior School Hall was abuzz with activity and excitement as the Preps completed a number of experiments and tests using their ears, eyes, hands, nose and tongue. Continue reading
This week we welcome Prep parent, Stefan Walter, to the blog.
Following the Parent Night with Michael Ymer in May, and Sophie’s recent blog about the magic of maths, Stefan and his wife were inspired to investigate more about mathematics, and in particular the potential barriers for some students and how they can be overcome. This is what they discovered –
It appears that overcoming problems with maths has a lot to do with changing mindsets, not only for the child, but also for the parents, carers, and anyone else close to the child (something KPS teachers already know). Continue reading
Thank you to Katie Braemar for this week’s post –
Never Eat Soggy Weetbix. Naughty Elephants squirt water.There are many ways to remember the order of directions North South East West which the Middle School had fun sharing as part of an orienteering incursion last Tuesday. Continue reading
Maths magician, Michael Ymer, has spent lots of time at KPS, running sessions for teachers, parents and kids about strategies for learning maths. This week, Sophie Apperly shares the details of one of Michael’s classroom sessions –
Michael Ymer brought humourous stories to our Maths, along with magic tricks and big words such as STATISTICIAN and PROFESSOR. Continue reading