August 2016

We made Oobleck!

Our Oobleck exploration over the past few weeks. The Preps viewed a science video to see how Oobleck is made. A procedural text was written together as a modelled and interactive writing experience. We discussed what makes a Oobleck special – it isn’t quite a solid and it isn’t quite a liquid! It depends on …

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Wellbeing Workshop

As part of today’s wellbeing workshop the Preps participated in a compliment circle where they each shared a compliment with a student in the group. It was wonderful to see the overflow of kind words being shared around the room. Following the activity they went on to create positive posters which featured different qualities they like about one …

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What’s Happening

District Athletics A reminder that the District Athletics competition is being held tomorrow.  The bus will be leaving school at 9:15. Students attending are reminded to bring warm clothing, water and some food.  Students will return to school at around 15:30. Good luck to everyone competing! The 5/6 Team


MONDAY Postie Chris stories / Zines / Wellbeing Projects and Provocations Literacy workshops (Reading response– Pink / Guided reading – Purple / Recount – Teal) Shared reading – BFG TUESDAY Projects and Provocations Literacy workshops (Guided reading – Teal / Recount writing – Purple / Guided reading– Pink) Specialist classes: Blue Group: Visual Art and …


Book week

Last Thursday, the Preps experienced their first ever Book Week celebration. Excitement filled the air as they entered the neighbourhood, dressed as their favourite book character. We participated in a costume parade in the gymnasium and each home group shared their characters with the school community. At assembly on Friday, some awards were handed out for the short …

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Parent Helpers

We are looking for parents to come into the neighbourhood during the coming weeks to do some reading with the kids.  You don’t need to make a permanent commitment, if you could spare an hour here and there – that would be fantastic! Come and see Jen if you are able to help out.  

Patterns in nature

As part of our exploration into pattern, the Preps were introduced to Andy Goldsworthy a renown artist known for pattern making within nature. Following the short discussion we took to the Prep playground to discover a range of patterns found within our very own environment. Some located patterns in the wood whilst others created their own using natural …

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