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May 2019
 Tuesday 28th May was the day of our District’s Cross Country, held at Ruffey Lake Park. TVPS students from Years 3-6 who successfully competed in our school competition last term were invited to attend the event. It was a cold and miserable day, but that did not stop our students from taking on the challenging...
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It has been a very busy week in Grade 3. For homework, students designed their own mathematics games and showcased their creations at our Open Day. The time and effort put into their assignments, as well as the creative capabilities demonstrated was outstanding! Grade 3 also commenced their STEM rotations this week. 3H were given...
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The year 2 students were introduced to the Procedural text type this week and as part of this, participated in a Fairy Bread making activity.  Firstly identifying and recording the procedural steps, everyone then contributed to making slices of fairy bread. The final step to the procedure, of course, was the favourite – eat and...
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We have had a fun few weeks in Grade 2 participating in rotational STEM activities, STEM standing for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Each week the Grade 2 students have enjoyed experimenting and learning something new about each topic. The engineering challenged involved marshmallows and spaghetti noodles, called ‘The Marshmallow Structure’! The goal of the...
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The children in Grade 2 have been learning how to create a Narrative. We have read lots of Narrative stories to understand the structure of how a narrative is written. The children used the ‘Mixed Up Writing’ prompt cards and a dice to choose their characters, setting and problem to create their own narrative. They...
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On Wednesday the 15th of May, the Foundation students were lucky enough to have a visit from the Police. Constable Vanessa and Brad taught us about different types of Police vehicles and equipment. We even got to have a look inside a Police car and listen to the loud siren. It was such a fabulous...
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As part of our problem solving and lateral thinking tasks, Years 5 and 6 students were challenged to complete a Maths activity, The Architect’s Puzzle. During this activity they were asked to explore how many combinations they could make using 4 unifix cubes. Students loved this engaging and challenging task and can’t wait until the...
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 In Year 4 this week we began our first set of STEM Rotations. This year we wanted to ensure that our STEM activities were linking to our inquiry unit of How did Australia Evolve? Therefore, students will be rotating through three different activities which allow them to make connections and develop a deeper understanding of...
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4V worked extremely hard on their Holiday Recounts during week 1 & 2, but they had a bit of a twist! Students had a great time writing about 3 things from their school holidays, but only two were fact and one was complete fiction! Can you guess which of activities below are fact and which...
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On Monday 29th April, all Year 5 & 6 students took part in their first Cyber Safety lesson with presenter Kate Wilde. Students discussed time spent on screens and the concerns related to too much screen time as well as the importance of keeping themselves safe online through the actions and information they share. On...
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