welcome back- we love maths!
The grade 2s all term were focusing on light and sound. Throughout this process the students created and performed a shadow puppet show to their cohort.
WrIters’ Festival Afternoon
Writers' festival stimulus
This week was all about science, we were able to learn and attempt some super science activities. Please see us trying to pick up a cup with just elastic bands!
Ann Angelopoulos WORKSHOP
MPPS has engaged the services of Ann Angelopoulos, a very experienced writing consultant, to work with staff and some students in a series of writing workshops. The workshops have taken place over a two-week period. These workshops have focused on a holistic and consistent approach to writing at MPPS, developing teachers’ capacity to scaffold and engage students in the writing process, while maximising each student’s performance as a writer. The hands-on activities helped to empower students to become great writers by explicitly teaching writing strategies and providing high-quality models of writing within a structured framework. There has been a strong focus on vocabulary development and the use of engaging writing strategies such as similes, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration and hyperbole.
Alice in wonderland
Everyone term we study a certain book, we call this Readers' Notebook. This term we are focusing on Alice in Wonderland. Make sure you continue to check on our blog for updates on what we do for this book!