Month: July 2019

Rocket Science

In the Year 2 neighbourhood we have been investigating rocket science. Two websites we have been using to learn about rocket science are NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory live stream and the SpaceX launches. This is leading up to this year’s Science Week which is focused on space, rockets and the universe. NASA live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaNiYPglK58 …

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Chess Champions

Students from the PHPS Chess Club participated in the 2019 Chess Tournament, held at Moonee Ponds Primary School. We came a stunning third place out of 11 teams and Raveena Mann earned the top girl. We also qualified five people to the semifinals, including Otto Kulpe Greer, Raveena Mann, Angus Ward, Harriet Brown and Lewis …

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Phys. Ed. in term 3

Prep – This term, the Preps are taking part in a skipping unit. They will be learning the basics of skipping, along with some games to play in groups. Those who can skip already will be challenging themselves to learn some new tricks. Year 1 – The year ones have begun a gymnastics unit. They …

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Week 3 Learning Reflection Introducing our Artist in Residence

This week, the Year 2 Neighbourhood met the artist in residence who will be working with us for the next four weeks. Tai Snaith, a talented illustrator, has come to help us with the illustrations for the narratives that we are currently composing. The focus in this week’s workshop with Tai was sketching parts of …

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Reigniting Construction

As teachers we recognise the importance of constant reflection and dialogue to deepen both individual and group understandings. As we enter the second half of the year we have reflected on our inquiry journey together as a neighbourhood to further our collective understanding of construction. To begin our term the teachers invited the children to …

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