STEM family night

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Posted by Miss Elliott | Posted in Digital Technology, ICT, Maths, Science, STEM, Thankyou | Posted on September 5, 2017

On August 16th, Werribee Primary school held their annual STEM family night. The event was a huge success and celebrated the fun learning activities our students experience in the areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The following clip shows some of these moments captured from the night.

Thank you to all those who attended and helped out on the night!

What did you enjoy the most about STEM night?

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.

Thankyou for the voluntary contributions

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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,

Nathan Cuthbertson

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)

Computer/iPad Guidelines

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Posted by ( ?° ?? ?°) | Posted in Foundation, ICT | Posted on June 10, 2016

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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

Cybersafety

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in eSmart, ICT | Posted on November 16, 2015

A new system for reporting cyberbullying by the eSmart Team.

 

Hello from the eSmart team

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Posted by Maddy | Posted in eSmart, ICT | Posted on February 26, 2015

We would like to say hi and we are proud to be part of the eSmart Team. Jack and Maddy are the eSmart Leaders and we have reps from classes in Years 3 -6. We’re looking forward to teaching you about technology. We thought we would start by taking a photo to remind everyone to be kind to each other if you are face to face or online.

Do you have any tips for being safe online?

If so please post a comment below sharing your tips. 🙂

Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil, Post no evil

Hear no evil, See no evil, Speak no evil, Post no evil

Cybersafety Poster Competition.

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on December 7, 2014

Thankyou to all the students who entered the cybersafety poster competition.

The posters that were submitted were of a very high standard and you are to be congratulated for your efforts.

You made my job of selecting the finalists very tough!

I need your help to vote for the winners, I couldn’t possibly make that decision by myself.

The winners will receive a prize and we will use their posters as desktop pictures for the netbooks next year.

Please scroll down and vote for your favourite finalists from each year level, thankyou.  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1/2 Cybersafety posters

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT | Posted on December 7, 2014

Please vote for your favourite poster.

Click on pictures to enlarge.

Punake 12M       Mitchell 12M

Poster 1                                    Poster 2

 

Amy 12M     12M Ana

Poster 3                                              Poster 4

 

 

Which poster is your favourite?
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4

online polls

 

Year 3/4 Cybersafety Posters

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT | Posted on December 7, 2014

Please vote for your favourite poster.

Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Susanna 34W       Rahul 34 E

Poster 1                                             Poster 2

 

Pu Ler 34T        Josh 34T

Poster 3                                               Poster 4

 

Hannah 34G        Crystal 34H

Poster 5                                                  Poster 6

 

Angela 34G   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Poster 7                                                   Poster 8

 

Which poster is your favourite
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5
Poster 6
Poster 7
Poster 8

Poll Maker

 

Year 5 Cybersafety posters

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT, Year 5 | Posted on December 7, 2014

Please vote for your favourite poster.

Click on pictures to enlarge.

Salsa 5P   Maedeh

Poster 1                                                      Poster 2

 

Lachlan 5M     Hoia 5P

Poster 3                                                 Poster 4

 

Chelsea 5M   Aimere 5M

Poster 5                                                     Poster 6

 

Which poster is your favourite?
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5
Poster 6

make free polls

 

Year 6 Cyberbullying posters

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT, Year 6 | Posted on December 7, 2014

Please vote for your favourite poster.

Click on the pictures to enlarge.

Su    Sa Moo Ra Na

Poster 1                                          Poster 2

 

Mitchell    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Poster 3                                           Poster 4

 

Blayze 6S    Ahere

Poster 5                                              Poster 6

 

Which poster is your favourite?
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5
Poster 6

Poll Maker

 

 

 

Year 6 Cybersafety posters

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT, Year 6 | Posted on December 7, 2014

Please vote for your favourite poster.

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.

Say Ri      Jake

Poster  1                                            Poster 2

 

Roodra     Maliha

Poster 3                                         Poster 4

 

 

Maddie     Coen

Poster 5                                               Poster 6

 

Which poster is your favourite?
Poster 1
Poster 2
Poster 3
Poster 4
Poster 5
Poster 6

Poll Maker

 

Cybersafety Poster Competition

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT, Literacy, Year 5, Year 6 | Posted on December 1, 2014

usb prize 1The Cybersafety poster competition starts today!

Winners will receive a prize (novelty USB flash drives pictured on the left) and their posters will be used around the school next year to help keep everyone Cybersafe. The posters can be A4 but no bigger than A3. You can hand draw or create your design on the computer.

Here are some examples I found on the internet to help give you some ideas.

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Entries close Friday 5th December I can’t wait to see what you create! 🙂

The best entries from each year level will be posted on the school blog so everyone can vote.

Student Teachers

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT, Student leadership | Posted on September 6, 2013

Last night I had the assistance of two very skilled student teachers to teach the staff about an app called ‘explain everything’.

Press play to see what a great job they did.

Thankyou to Zahra and Romy for your help you did a fantastic job 🙂

 

Welcome to our new School Blog!

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Posted by Miss Scarrott | Posted in ICT | Posted on May 13, 2013

Hi, Welcome to our New Blog!

We are so excited to be sharing our work with friends and families.

Please look at the blogging guidelines and follow them – you will find the link at the top of this page.

We are really looking forward to reading your comments on our posts and answering any of your questions. 🙂

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