On Thursday 24th November students attended the Melbourne Museum. The excursion linked to our current writing topic - traditions. At the excursion students participated in many activities focusing on going back in Melbourne's time, forest walk, mini mega model, Indigenous Australians and many more experiences.
In CLC we love to explore using materials when working out mathematical sums! We have been learning lots of mathematical language like, rotation, translation, reflection, symmetry, capacity, half, quarter.
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!
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.