Amazing Animators are Flipping Brilliant!

Last term’s Amazing Animators club was a very busy one! Children arrived each week with a head full of ideas – ready to try to create some old fashioned stop-motion animations!

Children learned how taking a series of photos, where the subject is only changed slightly each time, can create the appearance of movement. We tried this technique with flip-book pictures and with Lego models and figures. The results were as fantastic as they were disastrous – apparently this year’s Animators were keen on catastrophe and crashes!

Either way, we hope you enjoy the published videos!

Weston Cup Soccer Tournament

The Turks & Caicos Islands Football Association had 4 youth teams participate in the Weston Cup soccer tournament in Florida, USA over the weekend of February 17th – 19th.  The tournament hosts approximately 700 teams from the USA, Canada, Europe, South America, and the Caribbean.  The under 10 boys team and under 11 girls team had several Provo Primary students on their rosters, and the under 12 and 13 boys teams had several former Provo Primary students included.  There was also a large number of Provo Primary parents filling the roles of coach and manager!

All of the teams were very successful and improved on their results from the 2017 Weston Cup.  The under 10 and 12 boys both made the finals and finished 2nd in their divisions.  Great job by everyone involved!  Contributed by Jen.

 

What a LOVEly ‘Secret Angel Week’ we had

‘Secret Angel Week’ is a special time when all of our staff gets to experience a little love and appreciation from each other. This is the fourth year of having this event at the school and it is a very much loved and enjoyed time in our calendar.

A bit like a ‘Secret Santa’, we each were assigned someone to be an ‘Angel’ to, with our task being to shower them with secret surprises over the week. From hand-picked flowers to caring poems, delicious food treats to special gifts, we were all amazed by each others’ creative ideas and appreciative of their kind thoughtfulness. As intrigue over who’s angel was who’s gathered each day, we all looked forward to the ‘grand ‘revealing of our angels on the final day and took the opportunity to thank them kindly for all they had done for us to make us feel special.  What a super week!

We encourage you to introduce a ‘Secret Angel’ event to your workplace— we introduced it the first year with just a single day and it was so fun that we extended it to a week.  We know you’ll love it and enjoy seeing how its happy effect spreads to each and every one of your team.  Check out some info about it on the https://blog.mindvalley.com/love-into-the-workplace/ and let us know if you are planning to join in the fun.

Year 1’s Engineering Challenge

How can Year 1 possibly be doing engineering?  Well, Year 1 is the perfect place to learn and practice engineering skills and concepts.  Anyone who doubts the ability of these young children needs to see them in action. The Year 1 students are excellent engineers.

Inspired by reading ‘Rosie Revere,Engineer’ and ‘Iggy Peck, Architect’ by Andrea Beaty and learning about different types of bridges, they set about solving a bridge building design challenge together…

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Planting seeds of learning in JK

Our topic on ‘Growing and Changing’ this term has been a fantastic to explore in JK!  The children have sprouted some seeds and planted cuttings. We have learnt the parts of a flower and how to label a picture. Looking at books together, we have discovered many interesting facts about plants and nature.

Though our topic is ending, we plan to keep our little garden for the rest of the year and attend to the plants needs of water and sunshine. Please see the photos for a little snap shot of our hard work! Also, please feel welcome to in and see our little plants anytime.

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The Toddlers visit the house of the Three Bears

In toddlers, we have been have been learning all about “Me”, and things that are important to us. We have been reading lots of books about our bodies, senses, feelings and families. Our favourite story by far is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This story grabs their attention and they love exploring the story with puppets. They always want more and more. We went into the Teepee in the playground and pretended that we were entering the house of the three bears. We didn’t eat their porridge, but we enjoyed laying in their cozy beds, and listening to the story.

We also love playing outside.  We’re really good at doing the washing up!

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Powerful, pithy, persuasive presentations!

Year 5 were given the challenge three weeks ago to create a project of their own design on someone in the recent past who has made a significant change to our world. This is a direct link to the topic we are studying this term which involves us studying the life of MLK Junior and the amazing battle he fought for racial equality.

Year 5 were able to use PowerPoint, drama, models, speech alone, literally anything they felt worked to support their presentation.  And wow, they did! We had costumes, models, games, quizzes with prizes and some absolutely fascinating facts.

The children all worked incredibly hard to speak selectively and clearly on why their chosen person had made a difference to our world. The presentations ranged from Ruben Carter, to Nick Vujicic, to Marie Curie, to David Attenborough, to Donald Trump – to name a few!

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PPPA Valentine’s Day Bake Sale & Coffee Bar!

PPPA Valentine’s Day Bake Sale & Coffee Bar!

Friday, February 9th

Make a donation to the PPPA and get a yummy Valentine’s Day treat!

If you would like to bake treats, they will be collected Thursday, February 8th in the teacher’s lounge after school at your pick up time.

 

Our Preschoolers are ‘Amazing’

The preschoolers are on an adventure exploring their ‘true self-identity’ in our ‘Amazing Me’ topic.

The children are loving learning about themselves and their peers.  This theme promotes children’s self-esteem and self-identity.  The topic helps to bring out more awareness of how people are different in many ways, but all need the basic things to live, can have the same feelings and in many ways, are similar.

At the start of the topic, the preschoolers were excited to share concepts they knew already.  To encourage children’s skills and abilities, many activities were introduced, with some emerging from their ideas too. They enjoyed learning the importance of taking care of their body, (giving the dolls a bath) how to get dressed, (talking about getting themselves dressed for school), identifying their body parts (through the Mat Man song), measuring themselves (with the big links) and talking about the roles of the family members, etc.

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