Suzanne Cory Experience Year 6

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Science, STEM, Year 6 | Posted on August 23, 2017

On Friday the 18th of August the year 6 students had an amazing experience visiting Suzanne Cory High School. They were lucky enough to participate in a number of hands on science lessons. The visit also doubled as a transition day to give the year 6 students some insight to what it will be like at Secondary School. They conducted various experiments and further developed their science knowledge with support from the teachers and students at Suzanne Cory.

The activities included;

  • Methane bubbles
  • Rainbow fizz flame test
  • Red cabbage indicator
  • Dry ice
  • Motors

The biggest ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ definitely came from the methane bubbles session!

Press play below to watch a slide show of the fun filled day.

3-6 House Athletics

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Sport, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on August 14, 2017

3 – 6 House Athletics was last Tuesday. A BIG THANK YOU to the parent helpers, student teachers and staff that worked so hard on the day to make it such a success! Also a huge thank you to Mrs Staehr for making the day possible and of course a big CONGRATULATIONS to the students that were superb!

The next round of athletics is on the 23rd of August and we have 43 students who will be competing in the District Athletics Carnival. We wish them all the best in their events.

The points for last Tuesday are as follows;

In 4th place with 581 points Red House.

In 3rd place with 642 points Blue House.

In 2nd place with 648 points Green House.

 

Congratulations to Yellow house who finished in first place with 763 points.

 

Press play below to see a slideshow of the day.

Family STEM night 16th August

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Maths, Numeracy, Science, STEM | Posted on August 3, 2017

Bloxels

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Digital Technology, eSmart, Year 6 | Posted on June 30, 2017

The ICT eSmart Team 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 class set of Bloxels.

I asked 6S students what they thought of bloxels and here are some of the responses:

Loki – ‘It puts your creative mind to work. I love it!’

Blake – ‘It really gets your mind thinking of what to do, it gets your critical mind working. I have no words to say how much I like Bloxels it’s too good.’

Zack – ‘They’re amazing, I love using them.’

Matty – ‘I like it because I get to make games.’

Gloria – ‘It is very creative. It’s hard to find words to say how much I like it, it’s fantastic.’

Harshita – ‘I think it’s really good because you get to create your own video game. It’s really fun to use!’

Braydan – ‘I love the way you have free choice to create whatever you feel like. It’s fun because you get to build your own creations and it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, you get to make what you like.’

Sam – ‘It’s really fun and creative.’

James – ‘Bloxels are my favourite, because it makes me really happy to use, it is so much fun.’

Press play to see some year 6 students using Bloxels for the first time.

Bloxels is a hands-on platform for kids to build, collaborate, and tell stories through video game creation. They enable students to build, capture, design, play and share their very own video games.

Students can play fun games and channel their creative potential as they gain greater understanding of important topics like design logic, and computer science and demonstrate their knowledge of history, science and mathematics while developing increasingly important coding and STEM principles through the games they create.

If you are curious or you would like more information about Bloxels please visit http://www.bloxelsbuilder.com

Please help us

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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 June 16, 2017

Have you noticed all the rubbish around our yard? We have, and we want to change things to make our school beautiful again. We made this video to show you why and how you can help.

Do you have any other ideas about how we can make a difference? If so please post a comment below. 🙂

What games would you like to play?

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Student leadership | Posted on June 9, 2017

The school captains are running games next to the oval on Monday lunch times. They would like to know what games you would like to play. Please vote for your favourite game, and the game with the most votes will be chosen.

 

What do you want to play?

Fruit Salad
Octopus
Bean Bag Toss
Sharks and Fish
Memory Tag
Walls of steel

free quiz maker

STEM at WPS

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Posted by Miss Elliott | Posted in ICT, Maths, Science, STEM | Posted on June 1, 2017

At Werribee Primary School we value the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). STEM covers a wide range of disciplines and skills, which are increasingly in demand in our rapidly changing world. STEM skills and knowledge are important for all stages of our learning, jobs and everyday lives.

As part of Victoria’s Education State initiative, the Victorian Government is providing $27 million over five years for 200 Primary Mathematics and Science Specialists in government schools across Victoria (two cohorts of 100 Specialists for two years each, starting in 2016).

In 2016, Werribee Primary School received funding to up skill 2 specialists in STEM. Our 2 specialist, Miss Elliott and Mrs Robertson have been working with teachers and students in their class and during lunchtime activities to help engage them in STEM experiences. We have also enlisted the help of a CSIRO Scientist to work at our school to strengthen our relationship with Primary Industries.

Experimenting with circuits and conductors

Investigating cubes

All students are invited to attend STEM club (a weekly lunchtime activity) that runs in Room 16 every Friday. STEM club provides students opportunities to engage in fun investigations of all kinds in the context of STEM learning.

Some of our activities have include:

  • Paper Helicopters
  • Engineering challenges
  • Using Microscopes to examine things up close
  • Experimenting with different materials

 

A few weeks ago students designed their own bubble wands to see if they could change what bubbles looked like. After some experimentation most students noticed how they could blow even bigger bubbles by using soapy hands.

For more information about STEM in schools please follow the link.

Roller Disco – Sat 24th June

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Werribee Friends | Posted on June 1, 2017

Ned Kelly Art

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Art | Posted on May 29, 2017

Sidney Nolan’s Art

Sidney Nolan’s Art

Year 4,5 & 6 used Sydney Nolan’s ‘Kelly Series’ of work as inspiration to create an Australian Landscape painting. They used pastels to create interesting marks that represent Australian Bush. The students finally added Ned Kelly as a collage in the foreground.

 

Here is a sample of their artwork (on display next to the front office) – to see more amazing pieces come and see them displayed outside the Art Room.

  

  

 

What to you think of the student’s art?

Do you have any spare change?

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Posted by Mrs Wembridge | Posted in Student leadership, Sustainability | Posted on May 27, 2017

The Common Cents challenge is to collect 300 – 5cent pieces. Classes have been given a poster to mark off the coins collected. Money raised will support the Werribee Open Range Zoo’s Threatened Species Program for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot. Werribee Primary School has supported the Love Your Locals program for several years.


Money will be collected on Thursday 8th June.

Each completed 5 cent poster is enough money to care for an Eastern Barred Bandicoot for one month.

Book Fair and ‘Pirate Day’

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Donations, Library, Literacy | Posted on May 24, 2017

Next week is Werribee Primary School Book Fair. Our theme for Book fair is Pirates starting on Tuesday 30th May until Friday 2nd June. The library will be open each day from 3.10pm  – 3.45pm.

 

“Arrrrr me Hearties!”

To celebrate the book fair the Junior School Council have organised a ‘Dress like a Pirate Day’ on Thursday the 1st of June. We want everyone to come to school in their best pirate outfits! That could be a pirate, a parrot, a character from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ or something that would fit in with ‘Pirate Day’. Your gold coin donation will go towards resources for the library. There will be a parade for all of the pirates in the Learning Gallery on Thursday afternoon. Foundation – 2 will be at 2:20pm and Years 3 – 6 at 2:40pm. The library will be open for book sales from 2:10pm – 3:45pm on Thursday.

Thank you.

  

    

Rollathon donations

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Donations, Foundation, Werribee Friends, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on May 22, 2017

A huge thank you goes to all of the parent volunteers that helped supervise the Rollathon last week, greatly appreciated. And well done to everyone that participated!

free glitter text and family website at FamilyLobby.com

Every $5 raised earns a raffle ticket. There are 2 brand new Sacrificing Scooters, 2 X-brand helmets and other amazing prizes to be won.

Money is due by this Friday and the raffle will be drawn at Assembly on Monday 29th May. Thank you to everyone who has already collected donations.

Amazing Art Work

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Art | Posted on May 22, 2017

Have you seen the art on display from term 1? Here is a sample of the fantastic art created last term from Foundation to Year 6.

What do you think of the students artwork?

Cross Country

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Sport | Posted on May 4, 2017

Yesterday a fantastic bunch of year 3 to 6 students competed in the Werribee District Cross Country. All students demonstrated our school values and were very successful overall. Werribee Primary School finished 6th out of 10 schools. Manor Lakes finished first winning the shield this year.

Congratulations to the 4 students who have made it through to the next round;

Braydan from 6S finished 3rd

Lou Lou from 5S finished 2nd

Adrijana from 5B finished 5th

Sabrina from 6S finished 3rd

Thank you to Mrs Staehr for organising the day and Mr Hyde, Mrs Smider and Miss Scarrott for helping us on the day. Also, thank you to Hailee (Emily’s mum) for taking some amazing photos.

Press play to view a slideshow of the day.

As I’m getting ready to start running everything goes silent, unexpectedly I hear the word ‘GO!’ I run and I’m pushing myself to the front, I let everything go and just run. I don’t let anything distract me. My competition started dropping behind me and I just kept going. ‘Ahh’ I got a stitch, but I kept my mind on my goal and I pushed straight through it like I’m breaking through a wall. I was going to stop, but I didn’t have long to go, so I said to myself ‘No I’m not giving up I’m going to keep running, but at the same time I have to try to preserve my energy till the end, even if I don’t win I’ve won my own race by bettering myself. ‘ So I keep running and I get 2nd place, but then he came back up behind me and he got in front of me again. Him and his teammate encourage each other down till the final moment but then in the crowd all I could hear was Blake yelling and screaming at me go ‘you’re almost there Braydan!’ So I follow his advice and I start sprinting and I slow down because I thought I was at the end because last year this was the finish line. My mum yells ‘keep running you’re almost there!’ so I start sprinting again, as I go past the finish line I hear Blake, Sam and a few others yelling and saying ‘Yeah! Great job!’ and so I finish 3rd and I get my certificate. My mum comes and hugs me and says ‘One better than last year’ I replied in an exhausted voice ‘1 point for each kilometre’.

by Braydan

Autism Awareness Day

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in Donations | Posted on May 3, 2017

Thank you to everyone who made an effort to dress in a bright shirt and donate for Autism Awareness Day on Friday the 28th of March.  🙂

 

   

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