Let go over to the Greenfield!

Have you ever visited the greenfield play area?

Here is a play area where the toddlers can run free. The toddlers love playing in their classroom and outside play area, but they look forward to having some play time on the grass, which they know as Greenfield. The moment their teacher’s ask, “Who wants to go to greenfield?” it’s a big yes from all of them. Shoes go on quickly, water bottles passed around or in their water buggy and they are at the gate waiting patiently for the nature walk that leads to Greenfield. It’s a moment of running free, kicking a ball or just moving at their own pace enjoying the cool breeze, dancing to action songs or kicking a ball. Greenfield provides an opportunity for almost anything safe and fun.

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A teachable moment that just couldn’t be missed

“It took one seed to make a difference”

The Preschoolers are learning all about plants. One morning as the children ventured out for outside play, they were curious to find lots of brown leaves on the ground under one of the almond trees. They began to enjoy an instant lesson about why the leaves were changing colours and dropping, and how its almond seeds are edible fruits that can be planted to grow into a new tree.  The children were given opportunities to explore the leaves – from raking them to laying in them, looking up into the tree and enjoying shade it provides.

 

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Today is Commonwealth Day – 2019

Diversity, Equality, Friendship – This year’s theme is ‘A Connected Commonwealth’.

We have a public holiday here in the Turks and Caicos and school is closed.

You may have heard of the Commonwealth Games, AKA ‘The Friendly Games’. A love of sport is just one thing that we all share.  They happen every four years and the next one will be in 2020.

It is not a competition between countries but a chance to inspire each other to greater achievements. It is a chance to meet as well as compete.

The Turks and Caicos first competed in 1978.  Find out more about the Commonwealth Games and our TCI participation at the links below: [Read more…]

10th March Daylight Saving Time Starts

Remember to turn your clocks forward!

When local standard time is about to reach Sunday, 10 March 2019, 02:00:00 clocks are turned forward 1 hour to Sunday, 10 March 2019, 03:00:00 local daylight time instead.

Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour later on 10 Mar 2019 than the day before. There will be more light in the evening.

 

 

 

BOOK BONANZA

Here at Provo Primary, we had a feast of books, books, books on World Book Day! We kicked it off the night before with a wonderful, warm storytelling session where the children heard tales from all around the world, while cozied up in pjs.

The next morning started with an amazing parade from Toddlers to Year 6 of outstandingly creative characters from books. Then the children kindly had brought in piles of old books to swap. We managed to ensure that every child received a different book they had not read to add to their own home library. We even have waiting lists for some of the more popular reads!

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Year 4 discover what a chiropractor does!

Our first week back after mid term break was very action packed!

Dr. Craig and his wife Robin, dropped in to share with the Year 4 students what he does as a Chiropractor. The children played an informative, fun game which showed how our brain sends signals to our skeletal system. It was quite amazing.  Thank you!

In his presentation, Dr. Craig talked about how people might injure their back, their neck or other parts of their skeletal system and the problems this can cause; symptoms such as blockages in the spinal cord and pain and muscular discomfort. This is when he treats people to help them get better. He demonstrated how he would help patients having any of those issues. The class were impressive with their knowledge of our bones and muscles, asking and answering many questions.

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It’s ‘Cuisenaire Day’ at Provo Primary

We are all set for an amazing day of maths discovery with our first ‘Cuisenaire Day’.

We look forward to seeing everyone dressed in the colours of the Cuisenaire rods and excited for the all the exploration and challenges that we’ll be doing today.

Not sure what Cuisenaire rods are?  Confused how we can use these manipulatives from PS – Year 7?  See the videos below and come along to our  Open House to learn more on Thursday /Friday. [Read more…]

National Education Week – 3rd – 8th March 2019

National Education Week here in the Turks and Caicos will be observed between 3rd – 8th March 2019 under the theme, “Quality Education for Lifelong Learners”. Click on to see how we will be celebrating Education Week a Provo Primary and Middle School.

This year’s theme song for Education Week, Quality Education for All (QEfA)  is written by the Long Bay High School Team – a catchy tune with a great message! Here are the lyrics if you would like to sing along.

Education Week was established more than 29 years ago to call attention to the importance of education and to showcase the talents of TCI teachers and students. During the week, schools throughout the country will host a myriad of activities and the general public is encouraged to join in unity with educators and students in support of the theme.

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Baking Bread in JK

We had a wonderful time baking bread like ‘The Little Red Hen’.

The children thoroughly enjoyed this ‘Talk for Writing’ story this term.  The class learned how to write a recipe and measure ingredients. They adored tasting the different breads. We made wholemeal buns, a wholemeal loaf and a white loaf. After sampling the bread we made toast.

Look at the photos together with your child and talk about the steps they went through when they made the bread.  Would you like to make some bread together?  Can you find a recipe? I wonder how it will smell as it’s cooking and how it tastes – yum, yum!

 

 

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