April 2016

Learning Focus

In numeracy this week the students continued to complete their self-assessments, focusing on the number strand. Many of the students have commented on how this process is helping them to set clear and meaningful goals for themselves and to then find ways of practising their skills on Study Ladder or in the Numeracy Centre (within […]

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Learning Focus

Literacy This week in Literacy the students continued their focus on inferential comprehension and the use of evidence from a text to support their responses. They also continued to examine the features of different text genres and the structures that support the reader’s understanding.  Students have begun completing their first independent writing task and are using

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2 + 2 = 5

A massive thank you to all the parents that made their way down to the Maths night with Di. If you missed it here’s a link to Di’s work and we’ve got some new resources available on the Numeracy page. Here’s one of Steve’s new favourite games, Mancala (WARNING: it is highly addictive, and quick moving). For the

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Earth Day

    At PHPS, we are celebrating Earth Day on Friday the 29th of April. Earth Day is about sustainability and getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and the environment. From 12 till 1 PM there will be an hour of no power for the neighbourhoods (no lights, no technology)! We will be going

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Guided Reading

We are now running guided reading sessions 4 times a week. Monday 2.30 – 3.20 Tuesday 10.10 – 11.00 Wednesday 10.10 – 11.00 Thursday 2.30 – 3.20 The Prep students will continue to have the opportunity to read their Junior School Library book with their teacher on Thursdays.    

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MONDAY ANZAC Day – Public Holiday TUESDAY Projects and Provocations Specialist classes: Blue Group: Visual Art and Italian Green Group: Phys Ed and Visual Art Red Group: Italian and Phys Ed. Buddy time – The buddies will be supporting the bug research groups to design a space in the Bug Hotel that is appropriate to their needs.