During our Integrated Studies unit ‘Connections: Great and Small’, we have been learning how animals are connected with places, and how and why we should care for animals and their environments. To further support this learning, students participated in an excursion to The Melbourne Zoo.
Through the lens of a Wild Explorer, students were challenged to discover what makes animals special and how they can care for animals and their habitats. Students were provided with various ways to investigate living things and their environment, encouraging them to emotionally connect with, and develop respect for animals.
We have been exploring how to share and group toys, food and other objects equally.
Don't forget our swimming program starts for all children on Wednesday 24th October. This eight week program will take place at Kingswim in Mernda.
Students to attend school with their bathers underneath their uniform.
What to bring
During our unit, 'The Bridge and Beyond' we have been conducting investigations into discovering the different properties of materials and exploring the variety of ways that materials can be used.
PLC students got into the spirit of Book Week by dressing up as their favourite book character.
Prep students tell us what they think about what Mary and Caroline do all day ... we wonder how accurate they are?
This week Plenty Learning Community celebrated 100 days in school. The preps eagerly participated in different activities involving the number 100, such as making 100s and 1000s bread. They day was concluded with a performance for our PLC parents to thank them for their support and a certificate presentation for each student.
We have had lots of fun learning about three-dimensional shapes in our environment.
One way in which we practice mindfulness at MPPS is through mindful colouring. We feel more relaxed by paying attention to the present moment and listening to calming music to refocus and get ready for learning.
This week, some members of PLC visited Maggie in YLC. Maggie is MPPS' adorable, cuddly and clever therapy dog!
PLC students participate in Developmental Play sessions where they develop oral language, social and problem solving skills.
We have enjoyed drawing and writing about the changes we have observed in our seedlings.
We have had lots of fun investigating and comparing long and short objects and measuring length using blocks and other materials.
Learning new tennis skills using modified equipment has been lots of fun and encourages us to live active lifestyles and collaborate with our peers.
We have been using materials to help us add numbers to 5
We have been learning how to make our writing more interesting by adding onomatopoeia and the power of three to our sentences. We have transformed into superheroes and have written about our super powers!
As a part of our Integrated Studies unit, 'Change' we are conducting an experiment to see how a seed changes into a plant. We will observe the changes in our seeds and discuss what a seed needs to grow.
We became real life water scientists by investigating the health of Simon Creek. With the help from Peter and Therese from the Darebin Creek Education Program we learnt how we can help look after the creek and the things that live in and around it
We have been learning how to use the power of three and adjectives to enhance our writing. Look at how we are beginning to use our sounds to write words!
We have enjoyed brainstorming and learning new words about Autumn leaves. Take a look at how we have used these interesting words in our writing!