Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in chess | Posted on September 12, 2016
Early in Term 4 we will be holding a school-wide chess tournament to find the Werribee Primary School Chess Champion for 2016!
- You will need to know the rules of the game. During competition there will be no time to teach you how to play.
- Please fill out an entry form with your name and class and return it to Mr Reichenbach at Room 10. You could also give it to your teacher and he/she can pass it on.
- There will be limited spaces available, so put in your entry as soon as possible. This week would be perfect!
- Matches will mainly take place at lunch times.
- You will have the holiday break to practice your game!
If you were not able to get an entry slip, please collect one from me in Room 10.
There has already been a very enthusiastic response from students, with over 50 entries received so far!
Thank you, Mr Reichenbach.
Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Student leadership, Sustainability | Posted on September 5, 2016
The BEST (Environment Student Leaders and Reps) had a fun filled day at the Werribee Open Range Zoo on Thursday. The purpose of the day was to raise awareness of the extinction of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot in the wild. The Zoo is doing all it can to ensure its survival through captive breeding and increasing community awareness.
I’m a Little Bandicoot
Short and Stout
Here are my stripes and Here is my Snout
When the Foxes and Cats come
Hear me shout
“Guardian Dogs Keep Them Out”
Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Sport, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on August 24, 2016
What a fantastic day of running, jumping and throwing! Mrs Staehr, Mrs Smider and Miss Scarrott took 48 students to the District Athletics Competition to compete against 9 other schools from our region.
All of the students showed excellent effort in their competitions, and supported each other by cheering on their peers.
Press play to see how we went
A special thanks to Mrs Staehr for organising the day for our students.
Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Science | Posted on August 15, 2016
Did you come to the amazing STEM night last week? If you enjoyed making the slime and want to make it again here is the recipe. If you missed out on attending the night try out this fun recipe.
Click here for Silly Slime Recipe.
Posted by Ayan_eSmart | Posted in Foundation | Posted on August 8, 2016
The foundation students have been doing Developmental Play. They develop their communication skills, creativity and literacy. Here are some pictures of the students along with their writing. Well done to the Foundation students!
Click on pictures to enlarge;
We think the Foundations have done a really good job. What do you think?
by Ayan and James eSmart
Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Reading, Sustainability | Posted on August 4, 2016
Last week the whole school read ‘The Last Tree in the City’ by Peter Canavas. Each year level created something inspired by the book. Students from each year level presented their work at assembly on Monday – press play to see their amazing work.
The book reminded us how important nature is and to always think of others and lead by example.
‘The best time to plant a tree is 25 years ago. The second best time is today.’
On Friday students from across the school contributed to weeding and planting to help improve our gardens. Press play to see some of the hard work
Thank you to everyone who participated – a big thanks to Mrs Wembridge for organising the lessons and gardening.
Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Sustainability | Posted on July 27, 2016
Over the last couple of weeks, Tess and Evan have been conducting waste incursions for all classes. They have been learning what can and cannot be recycled. What do you know about recycling?
Just a reminder:
- 1. Nude food is best (then there is no rubbish)
- 2. If you decide to bring food in packaging then the landfill rubbish belongs to you and needs to be taken home.
There are two Snack Shack areas. This is the only place where students are allowed to eat when outside.
Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Sport, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on July 14, 2016
Yesterday Miss Scarrott and Miss Elliott took 6 teams to Eagle stadium to compete in a basketball competition. We were very proud of our students for showing the school values, trying hard all day, showing excellent team work and overall, enjoying themselves.
A huge thank you to Davin and Michelle for helping out all day.
Here is a snapshot by Piper from 6M about yesterday;
Sweat drips off my dangerously hot head onto the polished wooden floor. Time is ticking rapidly, I’m starting to panic. I’m frantically searching for someone to pass to… No one’s there. My feet thud on the court. Running one side to another, it was longer than I thought. So many opportunities out there but I want this for myself. I shoot for goal, thud, thud, the ball bounced on the ring hitting the clear backboard and into the basket. I jump up and down excitedly, “I can’t believe I got it in” I thought.
Posted by Miss Elliott | Posted in STEM | Posted on June 24, 2016
S.T.E.M stands for, Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Students at Werribee Primary School have been learning about STEM subjects during weekly STEM clubs, held at lunch times on Wednesdays.
Boys making Straw Rockets
Having fun with Straw Rockets
“STEM club is all about having fun and making cool stuff with different materials. It’s good fun and you can make friends. So drop by if you like. STEM club is awesome!” – Chris 4J
“It was really awesome because I got to make a rocket out of a straw.” – Isaiah 4S
Students designing and constructing their own creations
“I like STEM club because I can make things I don’t get to make at home. It’s about having fun and trying something new and not giving up. I liked designing my own city of ‘Alien Brains.’ – Joshua 3W
“I love STEM club because we do lots of science and we build card houses in groups and make lots of ideas. It was tricky but I still learnt a lot.” – Catherine 3W
“I really enjoy STEM club. I can relax and work with a team to design and make things. It can help you build your communication with people and resilience.” – Tarteel 6R
Our great creations
Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in eSmart, ICT | Posted on June 21, 2016
We are extremely grateful for those parents who made a voluntary contribution towards ICT at Werribee Primary School. With these contributions we were able to purchase a set of Spheros – app controlled robotic balls.
Spheros allow students to play, learn and explore the amazing world of robotics, while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles.
Thanks to your help we now have more resources to build these skills that will be vital to our future, in an ever evolving digital world.
If you are curious or you would like more information about Spheros please visit http://www.sphero.com/sphero
Thank you again for your generosity,
Leading Teacher – ICT, Assessment and Reporting
Spheros are a great way to learn how to write computer code. You don’t need to know much about coding but a little bit of knowledge can help. Good places to learn are websites that teach you how, like www.code.org , Scratch and Tynker.
Sphero’s are great for learning loads of different skills such as using trial and error, angles, understanding time, speed and distance. It is a fantastic tool for building team work and problem solving skills. You quickly learn instruction and coding vocabulary to make the Sphero move how you want it to. We think that using Sphero’s is really fun and they are awesome to play with, learning is just a bonus!
By Tristan and Ashley (eSmart team)
Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Student leadership | Posted on June 17, 2016
Thank you to everyone that attended the elections yesterday.
A HUGE Congratulations to all of the Year 6 students for all of their hard work during the campaign and on election day.
I look forward to seeing you put your policies into place
Posted by Miss McCarthy | Posted in Literacy | Posted on June 14, 2016
On Thursday 23rd June we will be celebrating the end of Semester One with an Ice-cream Stall during the day!
Ice-Creams will cost $2.00, and each topping will cost 50c each.
All money raised will be going to Werribee Primary School.
6M will come and visit your class to collect them on the day, the schedule will come directly to your teachers from Miss McCarthy.
Posted by jensen_eSmart | Posted in Foundation, ICT | Posted on June 10, 2016
This is foundation B’s computer/iPad guidelines.
It helps them use their computers in safe ways.
What guidelines do you have for using computers in your class?
from Tristan and Jensen eSmart team
Posted by Loki_eSmart | Posted in effort, Year 2 | Posted on June 10, 2016
Year 2 effort meter
The year 2’s effort meter is individual cards for each student, who rates their effort after every piece of work.
Here is what each star means:
1 star effort:
I did not try at all
2 star effort:
I tried a little
3 star effort:
I tried but gave up when work got hard
4 star effort:
I tried hard and never gave up, even when the work got very hard.
How does your grade rate their effort?
by Loki and Tyler eSmart team