Congratulations to our Graduating Year 6 of 2019

Congratulation to our Graduating Class of 2019s. 

Year 6, I know I speak for everyone when I say, we are so proud of you today. As you move on to the next stage in your life, please keep writing down your goals and continue to do what excites and inspires you. Know that you are the architect or author of your life. Think creatively, interact with people who share or support your visions, and go out there and achieve your goals. Most of all, be HAPPY, continue being YOU and be the best version of yourself that you can be!

I love to ask children about their life goals at various times throughout their time in school, and I recently asked our Year 6 class to write down theirs, which I thought you’d like to hear.   Here are their combined Life goals:

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Graduating Year 6 – “Have It All’ – Steel Drum Performance

Congratulation to our AMAZING Graduating Year 6. Here is their wonderful steel drum performance of ‘Have It All’ by Jason Mraz.

May you have auspiciousness and causes of success
May you have the confidence to always do your best
May it take no effort in you being generous
Sharing what you can, nothing more, nothing less

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Dominican Republic 2019

Year 6 have recently returned from the Dominican Republic; having spent five fantastic days there on their residential trip.  The mountainous area of Jarabacoa provided the backdrop to a fun-filled week of exhilaration and adventure.  Rather than me tell you all about it, I thought that you would rather hear from the Year 6 students directly.  So, please read the quotations below to get a better sense of the exciting times that were had by all.

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Wild Habitats Versus Zoos ~ Year 4 Explore

Goodness, as usual it feels now as if the year has flown by! This last term has been busier than ever.

In connection with the Science and Topic lessons, the Year 4 students took a trip to Iguana Island. The class has spent time discussing different habitats and the variety of animals found in each. They have done detailed research on their own and have discussed the habitats found in Turks & Caicos as well as the plants and animals in each.

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‘Five Pirates’ – A Stop-Motion Animation By Year 2

This term the Year 2 class have been learning all about stop motion animation. They started with a short YouTube tutorial which led to them having a go at making their own short movie using everyday objects, toys and classroom resources. They then spent many hours working as a team to create the movie ‘5 Pirates’ which tied into this term’s topic ‘Land Ahoy’.

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What have the toddlers been up to?

The toddlers have been busy up to the very last minute in their play areas. There has been lots of learning and especially growth.

The way they play has developed greatly since when they began the programme. They play together, alone and they can play for such long periods constructing towers, role playing and even painting awesome pictures. They have really enjoyed dressing up in the career costumes. Interestingly, they all love being a firefighter and will take turns wearing the costume and the hats. Just a week ago they were in the playground running after each other and shouting “fire, fire!”.  It was so beautiful watching them entertain each other.  No one wanted to come inside.  Then the moment of painting comes into play – this is their calming moment. They would paint lots of pictures, sometimes their bodies too. [Read more…]

Year 5’s Adventures in North and Middle Caicos

Year 5 went on our overnight trip to North and Middle Caicos on the 13th to 14th of June and had a blast! We were incredibly lucky with good weather, very few mosquitoes and beautifully behaved children! We visited Mudjin Harbour, Conch Bar caves, Wade’s Green, the Government farm and even visited ‘My Dee’s’, a local restaurant, and the Middle Caicos Co-op to see beautifully weaved baskets and bags. We were so very lucky to have the wonderful support of Mrs. Rochelle and one of the children’s dad, Mr. Olly; thank you both so much! Also a huge thank you also to everyone on North and Middle for making our trip possible.

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Disproving our Misconceptions in Physics

This week, Year 7 conducted an experiment in physics that thoroughly challenged their previous understanding of forces.

Children were asked to predict which item would fall fastest; a very heavy shot put or a lighter foam ball? Both balls were a similar size but very different in their weight. Many children predicted that the shot put would fall much faster as it so much heavier.

 

To their surprise, both balls hit the floor at almost exactly the same time from a 2m height. So what was going on here?! Why was there so little difference given the great difference in the weight of the objects?

In order to explore this further, we conducted tests with a range of balls; light and heavy, small and large. The results were dramatic in many cases.

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Year 7’s Adirondack Adventure: Part 2

The second half of our residential week in in upstate New York was equally filled with challenges and discoveries. As the weather warmed up, we enjoyed more outdoor activities in this beautiful mountain playground.

All students challenged themselves on the climbing wall, pushing themselves to reach the summit while learning to communicate clearly with their belayer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kindergarten celebrate their lovely Mums and Dads

The Kindergarten children are experts at making cards. They are especially proud of the cards they made for their Mums for Mother’s Day and their Dads for Father’s Day.

There is a great deal involved in making a card, from choosing a design and completing the art work to deciding what to write and completing this in your best handwriting. We talked about why we should write neatly in a card. We decided that we would like the person receiving the card to know that we care about them and that we show this by taking the time to write neatly. When we choose to make a card ourselves, we are hoping that the person receiving the card feels loved and appreciated by all the effort put in to making a personal card for them.

 

 

 

 

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Provo Library Summer Read-a-thon Competition

The Providenciales Public Library will once again be hosting its annual Read-a-thon from July 8-12, 2019 under the theme “Exercise your mind, Read!” The aim of this competition is to promote the habit of reading whilst exposing the children to a wide variety of books.

Since its inception, this competition continues to generate a fair amount of interest among the children and so we are not expecting anything less this year.

TCI Library Readathon Poster 2019

TCI Library Read-a-thon-Rules 2019

Provo Library Service

 

Provo Performing Arts Annual Showcases

Best wishes to all our Provo Primary and Middle students and alumni, and everyone else performing at the Provo Performing Arts School 5th Annual performances this weekend and next.  See the poster for details.

Come out and show your support to Mrs. Niki and her team.  We look forward to seeing them all enjoying themselves on stage, sharing their talents and love of the arts.  Good luck, everyone!

 

Summer Camps at Provo Primary – starting July 1st 2019

We are excited to share our plans for our Summer Camps this year, starting 1st July. Click on the links below for more details:

2-5-yrs-Crazy Creations – Summer Camp 2019

5-11 yrs Around the World in 80 Days – Summer Camp 2019

Registration is now open – just download the registration forms above and bring them to the school office – or email them to info@provoprimary.com

We look forward to you joining us the for Summer adventures ahead!

Pulling faces verses pulling teeth!

Look at the wonderfully ‘funny face pulling’ that went on during our Science lesson on Teeth. Year 3 were checking to see how many incisors, canine, premolars and molar teeth they had. Many had lost some of their ‘primary teeth’ and were counting how many ‘adult teeth’ they already had. Year 3 are really growing up!

Later we got to observe carefully and draw our own set of teeth – pulling even more expressive faces. Can you identify whose teeth belong to who?

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Year 7 news from the Adirondacks

Year 7s from Provo Middle School have enjoyed a fantastic start to their residential field trip to Camp Echo Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
A chilly first day was spent orienteering and kayaking/canoeing on Echo Lake. Children needed to apply a range of cooperation skills while they learned to read maps of camp or paddle their canoe together.
The evening was spent out in the woods playing games around a camp fire. Of course, children finished the day roasting marshmallows for S’mores.

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