Harmony Day

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Foundation, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on March 24, 2017

The school was filled with colour and excitement! Students, teachers and parents celebrated Harmony Day in style. We had amazing displays from a range of different cultures set up in the gym. A huge thank you to everyone involved in organising today.

Press play to see some fabulous clothes worn and some of the displays and activities in the gym.

What does Harmony Day mean to you?

Did you visit the gym, if so what did you see?

Active Travel Launch – March 17, 2017

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 21, 2017

BE ACTIVE AND SAFE

As part of the Active Travel program, Werribee Primary School has had Active Travel markers installed to show where to travel safely and actively to school. Three Active Travel paths have been installed – Kelly Path, Soldiers Path and River Path. Students and their families, teachers, and representatives from Wyndham City Council and Bicycle Network met at one of the designated path starting points to walk to school together.
 
We had over 80 families walk on the day. The weather was perfect.
Will you be walking more often?

Lunchtime Gardening

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to the students who have been joining Mrs Wembridge for Lunchtime Gardening on Thursdays. They have been very busy weeding and digging the vegie patch in the Secret Garden and have also planted new plants in the raised beds in front of Rooms 1 & 2.

Clean Up Australia Day – March 2017

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on March 21, 2017

Since 1992, school communities across Australia have demonstrated their support for caring for the environment through participating in Schools Clean Up Day. Clean Up Australia demonstrates that people are willing to do something to help protect and care for their environment.


Year 6 students challenge themselves with s.t.e.M

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Posted by Miss Elliott | Posted in Maths, STEM | Posted on March 20, 2017

The Year 6 students took on a STEM challenge where they were determined to find 11 unique nets that could be folded to create a cube.

As the investigation continued some students in 6H decided to take on their own challenge in a project they called ‘Project 5 Cubes’ or ‘5C’s’ for short.
Students challenged themselves to find out how many 2D squares they would need if they were to fit one cube inside another. Here is some of the Mathematics they recorded:
1 x 1 cube = 6 2D squares
2 x 2 cube = 24 2D squares
3 x 3 cube = 54 2D squares
4 x 4 cube 96 2D squares
5 x5 cube 150 2D squares
Using a total of 340 2D squares

   

Students comments:
 “This was a fun project to do with a lot of cooperation” – Hayden
“This was a fun maths activity with lots of teamwork” – Hadar
“It was a project that needed teamwork and we went all GUNS BLAZING!” – Joanna
“Even though it was exhausting and hard to find enough materials, at least we had a lot of FUN!” – Kitchie

 

Students then went on to attempt to calculate how many more squares they would need to continue their project and tried hard to find a pattern to help them. They discovered that:

6 x 6 cube = 216 2D squares and that the number of squares needed increases by 12 more each time – 6 (+18), 24 (+30), 54 (+42), 96 (+54)

Could you help them to continue the pattern?

 

 

Professor Bunsen investigates Heat with the Year 3/4s

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Posted by mrhelmore | Posted in Literacy | Posted on March 13, 2017

On March 2nd, the year 3/4s had a visit from Professor Bunsen – The Science Guy.

Heat is a form of energy created by the motion of molecules.
In line with our Inquiry Topic – Heat, his interactive presentation focused on the influence heat has on matter. Using a range of exciting experiments and demonstrations Professor Bunsen showed us:

* The difference between hot and cold
* What happens when matter gets heated?
* Types of heat including reflection, radiation, convection & conduction of heat
* The sources of heat (friction, electricity, chemical, sun)
* Heat effects: colour changes, melting, deformation or expansion, combustion (demonstrate steam engine and other heat engines)

The day ended with a rocket launch on the basketball courts. We had a fantastic day and have learnt a lot about heat  in a very fun way!

Developmental Play

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Developmental Play | Posted on March 11, 2017

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The students in Year 1/2W are having heaps of fun, learning a lot, using their imagination and communication skills. We have set up several Shopping Centre play areas.

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Year 2s and 1/2W are Mad About Science

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Literacy | Posted on March 8, 2017

Look what we have been creating! The “Push Me, Pull Me Toy Company” needed our help.

So we had the job of creating a new toy that could be pushed or pulled for them.

GRIP Leadership Conference

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Student leadership, Year 6 | Posted on February 28, 2017

Last Friday was a very exciting day for all of the captains. We were lucky enough to attend the GRIP Leadership conference in Melbourne. We had the opportunity to meet with student leaders from other schools in Victoria. Through fun & interactive activities we learnt about what it takes to be a great leader. We all generated ideas for how we can improve Werribee Primary School and look forward to implementing some of our ideas soon. Thankyou to Miss Scarrott and Miss Van Ravenstein for taking us.

By Brooklyn & Jack

  

  

If you have any ideas of how we can make Werribee Primary School even better than it already is please post a comment below.

 

Thank you

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on December 14, 2016

Thank you to Evie, Ethan and Hayley for helping the Werribee Open Range Zoo. These three students were part of a photo shoot on Tuesday to create an informative document to tell others about what to expect when visiting the zoo.
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WPS Chess Championship Wrap-up

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Posted by breich | Posted in Literacy | Posted on December 11, 2016

The Werribee Primary School Chess Championship concluded last Thursday with the Grand Final. This game was contested by Dhvani Patel of 6H and Blake Williams of 5H. A large audience of students and staff members looked on enthralled, as the two group winners played confidently and aggressively with neither player able achieve checkmate before the time expired. The game had to be decided by points scored for pieces taken and Blake ran out the winner by just one point.

Blake is therefore crowned Werribee Primary School’s chess champion for 2016. Congratulations to Blake and also to Dhvani for being a worthy runner-up!

The journey began in week 2 of the term, with 64 players from Years 3 to 6 competing in the first round. As we moved through the first few rounds of competition it was intriguing to see the different styles of play, from defensive to all-out attack.

The first rounds of the tournament had 64 players from Years 3 to 6.

The first rounds of the tournament had 64 players from Years 3 to 6.

The competition tightened up moving into the quarter final and semi final rounds, with some tense matches between some very good young players.

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Competition was tough moving into the final rounds.

The grand final attracted a lot of interest with a large audience crowding into room 10 to watch the two group winners battle it out.

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The Grand Final had the large audience captivated.

 

I would like to thank all the players who entered the competition for coming in and having a go. School values were superbly modelled by the competitors. Players showed resilience in competing and ultimately facing elimination from the competition. Players also treated each other with due respect. The attitude and sportsmanship was first class.

It was great to see the interest generated by this event and I am already looking forward to next year’s tournament. Meanwhile, I encourage aspiring players to keep coming to Chess Club, which will be back in Term 1, 2017.

 

Thank you staff and students for your support in the past year!

Brent Reichenbach.

 

STEM Club news

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Posted by Miss Elliott | Posted in STEM | Posted on November 30, 2016

STEM club has been successfully running every Wednesday at lunch time in Room 15 and is continuing to grow in popularity. This week we had more than 30 students attend to experiment with robots, known as Spheros. Although everyone is welcome, two weeks ago we had only girls attend. They took on the engineering challenge of building something using only toothpicks and marshmallows.

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STEM club has been a huge success and we would like to thank all the students who attended and all the teachers who have helped.

Making our own experiments

Making our own experiments

Next week, Wednesday 7th December, will be the final week of STEM club for the year. We hope to see you there!

Icecream stall

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Posted by Loki_eSmart | Posted in Foundation, Ice-cream stall, WELS, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on November 25, 2016

Come one come all to the ice cream stall, we have ice cream cups and we have cones and best of all we have different kinds of toppings.

When will this amazing event happen you ask? Well its on: Friday 2nd of December.

What are the costs of these amazing sugary treats? only $2.00 for an ice cream, and toppings only 50 cents each!

(Please bring ice cream and topping donations any time before the 2nd of December).

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Water safety

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Posted by Tyler_eSmart | Posted in Year 6 | Posted on November 23, 2016

During the swimming program, the year 6 non-swimmers have been learning about water safety. A few students made posters to demonstrate their learning. Here are some examples:

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Five ways to be safe around water;

SLIP on a shirt!

SLAP on a hat!

SLOP on some sunscreen!

SEEK some shade!

SLIDE on sunglasses!

The creators of this poster, Angela and Day Day, made this poster to remind everyone a great message: Be SunSmart, especially around water.

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The creators of this post, Ruby and Angela, made this for the same purpose; to remind everyone the importance of being safe around water, although this poster focuses mainly on being safe at the beach.

What do you do to be safe and SunSmart around water?

By Tyler (eSmart Leader).

Welcome to the Music Room!

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Posted by mrtooth | Posted in Music | Posted on November 14, 2016

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Greetings!

Mr Tooth would like to invite you to take a look at the new Music Room blog page (just click here), where you can find out what has been happening in the Music Room, ask any questions you might have and help us celebrate how much we enjoy making and performing music!

We have been focusing on some really exciting stuff in the Music Room, with songs being written, ukuleles being played, composers being researched and instruments being made. You can find out all about it on the Music Room blog page!

Mr Tooth is looking forward to answering all of your questions about the Music Room, and don’t forget…

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