Minibeasts, Athletics and Tennis – an exciting start to the new term in Year 1

What an exciting start to the New Year in the Dolphin classroom. Year 1’s have been learning, exploring and investigating minibeasts and more in this terms topic. So far, our entomology lab In our role play corner has been bustling with all our classroom scientists observing different insects – many home to the island of Providenciales and some from afar. It’s been bug hunts and bug hotel building and our Year 1s have been enjoying digging deep into their learning.

Take a look at some of our Year 1’s enjoying their first tennis lesson this week. They practiced skill games strengthening their hand eye co-ordination and ball control in preparation for some fun tennis games in the coming weeks.

We are all looking forward to exploring this topic further this term. Now that our minds and bodies are rested and refreshed after the Christmas holidays – let’s get back to learning!

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Happy New Mood of the Day

In Year 3 we have been picking a special ‘mood of the day’ card to remind us of how we can use our positive traits throughout the day. We pick a card and think of an action or a body pose that is connected to the ‘mood’ presented on the card. We have had so much fun moving our bodies into different shapes independently, in pairs then as a class. Can you guess which picture is related to which ‘mood card’?

Happy New Mood to you all!

 

 

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Year 4 make a new start to the year – in style!

The Year 4s have made a great start to the new year with a positive attitude to all their learning and new topic, ‘Moving and Growing’. They have studied paintings of people in various poses by famous artists. The work shows very different styles using a wide range of medium and Y4 have made a good attempt at recreating their favourite style. Here are just a few samples of their lovely work. . .

 

 

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Santa in the Streets – Christmas 2019

A wonderful video memory of Santa in the Streets 2020!

A super HUGE thank you to all of you who donated gifts towards the ‘Santa In the Streets’ event last term. Your response was fantastic and your gifts were truly appreciated.

It was so heart-warming to see and to hear the delight from the children at the Ashleys Learning Centre when your gifts were presented to them individually by Santa on that final Thursday before the Christmas break. The School Council were present, giving out your soft toy donations to the children, as well as serving pizza and drinks to them all. They even got to bounce in a bouncy castle with some of the students. [Read more…]

Middle School Fundraising Items for Sale

Our Middle school fundraising items will be for sale in school at collection all week. All proceeds will contribute to the Y7 & Y8 field trips in the summer.

 

 

Elf Olympics – Dec 2019

Provo Primary’s talented Kindergarten, Year 1 and 2 astounded their audience with their amazing holiday productions, Elf Olympics.

Congratulations to all the children for a wonderful performance!

Here’s a short movie of photos and video highlights (photos by Chrystel Kendrew).

Catch us at the Fish Fry tonight for all your holiday gifts

Beautiful student art bags, mugs, calendars and greeting cards all ready for the Fish Fry tonight! Raising money for our field trips in Y7 & 8 this summer.

 

 

 

 

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Early Years Happy Holiday Celebrations – Christmas 2019

A few festive songs on our stage followed by some Christmas activities.  A lovely morning of celebration for our Early Years families to enjoy together.

 

Jingle Jam is rescheduled for Thursday 12th December

Postponed from last week, due to inclement weather, the Jingle Jam is rescheduled for Thursday 12th December.

We’re sure you’re looking forward to a very merry start to the Christmas season!

Starting at 4pm  – until 7pm, come along to get a photo of your little one with Santa 🎅 and yourself a little mulled wine 🍷 other activities include… a festive crafts table ~ plenty of tasty reindeer treats ~ a toddler dance party with all the best cheesy Christmas tunes! It doesn’t get any better!

Under 5 years (older siblings may attend) $5 for every attendee (those under 1yr go free!)

 

 

 

The Little Caribbean Mermaid and The Enchanted Ring – Yr 3-6 Christmas Show 2019

Provo Primary children amazed their audiences again this year with another of their incredible holiday productions.

The children at Provo Primary have been dazzling audiences with an array of talents for the past 28 years. They certainly didn’t disappoint us this year as our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 took to the stage with their rendition of The Little Caribbean Mermaid and The Enchanted Ring. [Read more…]

Year 8 Physics: Transfers of Energy demonstrations


So, as it turns out, it’s hard to imagine what elastic potential energy is. It’s hard to know when gravitational potential energy has given way to kinetic energy. And it’s even harder to conceptualise how these energies are transferred between objects all around us, all the time, everywhere we look! As one student put it, “physics is confusing!”

However, by conducting hands-on demonstrations of difficult concepts it is much easier to build understanding. No amount of diagrams or book-based explanations could replace the understanding that emerges from experience, experimentation and practical examples.

And so, with this in mind, Year 8 have set about conducting a range of experiments that demonstrate energy transfers. We wanted to share our experiment from this week with you.

Inspired by the wonder of a Newton’s Cradle in class, Year 8 set about observing the transfers of energy that occur in falling and colliding objects. Take a look at our video to see our amazing results and see how this helps us to observe transfers of energy in action.

Suddenly, by looking at a slow motion video of a basketball bouncing, it is quite easy to see, describe and explain the transfer of elastic potential energy into kinetic energy.

 

Mindful Walks and Drawing both bring a sense of Perspective.

Y5 have been enjoying mindful walks and pauses alongside the canal when we need to refocus and re-energise. As part of a set drawing skills lessons we have also been thinking about how to incorporate perspective and three dimensional aspects. The children have found that they can do things that they didn’t believe they could as well as finding the whole process very relaxing.

 

 

 

 

My Rock … Year 3’s Performance Poetry


Check out Year 3’s thoughtful and beautifully written ‘Rock Poems’.
We have rocks that remind of us outer space, deserts and oceans full of bubbles. We have rocks that tell us that they love fluffy things! We have rocks that make us feel happy on the inside and amazing on the outside. We even have rocks that feel smooth like ice-cream – yum!
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Jingle Jam 2019

As you may already have heard Jingle Jam is fast approaching – our annual Early Years Christmas party is always a lovely way to kick off the festive season and a great way for parents to mingle, enjoy a mince pie and get that coveted Santa photo in a relaxed toddler friendly environment!

This year it falls on Thursday, December 5th so mark it in your calendars! Just $5 entry (under 1yr goes free) tickets on the door. 

Spread the word to friends with children under 5 years as everyone is welcome!

We can’t wait to see you there 🙂

 

 

 

Celebrations in Year 1

This half term Year 1 have put their party hats on and started learning about many of the festivities and celebrations that take place around the globe. Our Year 1s are having a bundle of fun in our role play corner that has been set up to celebrate the Hindu festival of Diwali this week. We have been mindfully creating Rangoli patterns and carefully writing party invitations in Literacy to celebrate the festival of light and prosperity.

 

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A Firework Frenzy in SK

Do you Remember, remember the 5th November?

The SK children learned a little bit about what is special about this date before our Bonfire Night party at Bay Bistro. We talked about how to stay safe by not going near the fire and standing back to watch the fireworks. We talked about how fireworks are used to celebrate other festivals and events such as Diwali – the festival of light, 4th July, the start of a New Year in many countries, weddings and even special birthdays.

The children thought about all the warm colours that they would see in the bonfire and they used these colours to create a wonderful display of red, orange and yellow stripy paintings. It really brightens our classroom up and makes us feel happy.

We then focused on the beautiful firework display that goes along with the bonfire.

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National Heritage Month: Provo Middle School head to the field to study our Islands’ heritage.

National Heritage month is always a busy one at Provo Middle School. We believe it is important to see and experience the varied remains of our Islands’ heritage in order to appreciate the past. This year, students in our Year 7 and 8 classes set out on a number of field trips linked to their learning on the Turks and Caicos Islands’ salt and cotton industries.

Year 7 first visited the national museum to understand the significance of the Salt Industry, which operated here for around 300 years.

The success and importance of this industry led to population growth on the islands, as well as creating tension between neighbouring islands who wanted to gain control of this profitable export. We learned how the Turks Islands were perfect for the production of natural salt, produced through solar evaporation, direct from our oceans.

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Year 3 motivate our Fun Runners with their flags and cheers

Waving their positive affirmation flags, excitedly,  Year 3’s support really encouraged our Year 6, 7 and 8 students,  as they determinedly found the energy and endurance to keep going in the final laps of their Fun Run yesterday.  Here’s what Year 6 wanted to pass on back to them:

Thank you for the signs, you really motivated us.

We couldn’t have made it without you.

Thank you for putting so much thought and care into the posters.

Thank you you all for the support and energy you gave us.

Year 3’s signs really encourage us when we were about to give up.

Way to go, Year 3!  So great to see you being GAME ON leaders, motivating our older students!

When it was the Year 3’s Fun Run turn, they had lots of family and friends support too, as you’ll see in the photos below.

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It’s UN World Children’s Day Today


How would you change the world?

This United Nations World Children’s Day, we’re asking every child to tell the world how they’d change the world. Whatever issue you’re passionate about, from equality to the environment to education, World Children’s Day is the time to have your say on how you’d change the world for the better.

World Children’s Day, which is celebrated annually on 20th November, is to raise awareness of and support children’s welfare across the globe.

This year is extra special as it marks 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – 30 years of child rights that have helped transform children’s lives around the world.

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Middle School Film Festival video catches the eye of judges!

Providenciales Middle School recently enjoyed producing video entries for this past weekend’s inaugural International Film Festival High School competition.

We congratulate all students for their creative entries and powerful poetry, set to film, that they produced. We were especially proud that one of our student projects was chosen to receive an Honorable Mention in the competition, with the happy child picking up a cool $100 prize!

Our project brought the International Film Festival’s theme, Oceans and Environment, to life by giving nature a voice. Children wrote poetically from the point of view of Mother Nature, speaking about the challenges that face our planet with particular reference to human activity.

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