Enrichment at KPS

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

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What we’ve done and what’s ahead

Thank you to the Junior School for this week’s post.

The Year One and Two students are switched on and ready to learn. They have been inquiring into: ‘How to collect and sort data’, ‘What makes a good learner’ and how to improve their writing. Below are the responses students in Year One gave to the questions, ‘What have you learnt so far this year?’ and ‘What are you looking forward to?’ Continue reading

Special Places Mapping

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

The Magic of Maths – a parent perspective

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 –

http://www.boredpanda.com/lego-math-teaching-children-alycia-zimmerman/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

The Magic of Maths

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 –

Ymer Maths 1Michael Ymer brought humourous stories to our Maths, along with magic tricks and big words such as STATISTICIAN and PROFESSOR. Continue reading