Spectacular Art for our PTA Auction Tomorrow

Take a look at all of this amazing art work created by each of our classes from Toddlers to Year 6!  I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s absolutely beautiful.

Well… it could be yours!

Bidding has already started at half day pick up today and will be open again after school.  Final bidding will take place at our 25th Anniversary PTA Event at the Shore Club on Saturday evening.  All proceeds from the art auction will go to our PTA Funds.

We are so proud of all the children for working together with these under the talented, creative direction of Mrs. Yorka and the teachers.

 

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New Jingle Jam funded resources bring big smiles and splashes in our EY

Thank you to all our Early Years’ Jingle Jammers!  Our festive bonanza, ‘Jingle Jam’ was a fun event for our younger children and families back in December and generated a whopping $1,101 to go towards teaching and learning equipment for our Early Years Unit.

Well, we are very pleased to report that our new resources have arrived and are already making a ‘splash’ and being enjoyed by our younger students!  Here are some photos of our amazing new ‘Water Wall’ and new replacement ‘Caterpillar’.  It was lovely to hear and see the children’s excitement when they saw these new resources for the first time. They are both great additions to our playground area – I think the children’s faces and focused involvement in the photos demonstrates this clearly. [Read more…]

Toddler class swims into a fantastic new year of learning

tod-rainbow-fish-jan-2017 (1)As part of our new ‘Helping Hands’ topic in Toddler Class, we spent the week looking at the story of the Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister. We learnt from the Rainbow Fish’s experiences that it can be fun to share with our friends. In our games, we enjoyed taking it in turns to catch fish of all the colours of the rainbow. In our creative activities, we really liked passing our friends the silvery scales they needed to finish their Rainbow Fish creations, and working together to craft a big Rainbow Fish with beautiful textures and colours. We are looking forward to a half term of caring, sharing, collaborating and appreciating all the people who help us. What a great way to swim into a fantastic new year of learning!

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Tickets on Sale for Early Year Christmas Show

busy-busy-bethlehem-posterProvo Primary School’s

Toddlers and Preschool present a Pre-Show Extravanza…

‘Jingle Bells’ and ‘I Like To Move It’

and our Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten Present…

Busy Busy Bethlehem

Wednesday 14th December – 6pm – at Provo Primary School.

Tickets $5 (Children 12 and under free)            

Refreshments on sale.

Buy your tickets directly on the IsleHelp App or in the school office.  Email info@provoprimary.com or call 441 5638 for details.

Join us for our Jingle Jam Tots Christmas Party

Christmas Tots Party.jpgCome along to Provo Primary School on Monday 5th December for our Jingle Jam Tots Christmas Party.  4:30-6:30pm.  All families with children 4 years old and under welcome.

Click on the poster for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early Years Celebrates National Heritage Day

ey-national-heritage-oct-2016-24This year the Early Years team decided to make National Heritage Day a week long celebration.  We each looked at different parts of our Turks and Caicos heritage and completed some pretty awesome outfits, dances and songs related to it.

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Is your little chick ready to spread their wings?

flamingo-chicks-postDo you have a young child that you’re interested in starting to introduce to a play-based, social setting?

Why not ‘fly’ down on Friday mornings between 8:30 and 9:30am to one of our Flamingo and Chicks sessions – they’re FREE for all parents and babies/toddlers aged 0-2.

Thinking of enroling your child into our programme?

Take a look at what is happening in our Toddler Class this week by reading their weekly newsletter and seeing their attached photos.

You may also like to watch our Early Years Video below to find out more about what Provo Primary offers and see some of our recent blog posts.

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Take a peek into the day of our Toddlers

toddler-peek-oct-2016What a busy and successful half term it’s been in Toddlers! It’s been so wonderful to watch the children explore and engage with their new learning environment, and to see them settle into their new class and routines.

Whilst our day consists of lots of free flow play, choice and self-directed activities, taking an active part in their routines really helps the children to gain autonomy and independence. It also helps them to know that, after a fun filled and happy morning, their proud parents will be coming back through the door to hear all about the day’s successes.
With practice, and the help of a little book made by Ms Shara, the children have gained such a good understanding of the structure of their day that they are now telling us what comes next! Especially when it’s snack time!
Take a look at our photos for a peek into our day. We are so proud of our Toddlers!

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Celebrating the ‘Week of the Young Child’ 2016

mother-goose-oct-2016-1What a fantastic week it has been with all the children in Early Years joining in the celebration of Early Childhood Education Department’s TCI ‘Week of the Young Child’.  See a video of some of our young toddlers singing Humpty Dumpty.

Throughout the week the children in Early Years got the chance to experience and enjoy one of the Week of the Young Child’s themes – Mother Goose!  The idea being that ‘reciting and singing of nursery rhymes help to train children’s memory’.  So we all chose one of Mother Goose’s traditional nursery rhymes and completed special activities around it.

 

 

 

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Look what our amazing Toddlers can do!

i-can-buildWe may be the youngest, and among the newest students at Provo Primary School, but in the last two weeks we have discovered we are already able to do so many things in Toddler Class!

As part of our “Magical Me” topic, we have been exploring all the things we can do. Have a look at our photos to see what a capable and independent bunch we are!

We love looking at the pictures of our achievements on our topic wall, and we are looking forward to adding lots of new skills to our repertoire this year.

Just watch us grow!

 

 

 

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Two Weeks of Toddler/Preschool Tasters Sessions

pps-tod-pre-2016Provo Primary School invites prospective Toddler/Preschool families to come and experience for yourself the unique qualities of our school and what we can offer your family

July 18th – 29th – 8.30AM -10.30AM

For ages 12 months to 2 years

 

Flexible days (one to five mornings each week)

Special Themes: Baby signing and fine/gross motor skills development 

$20 per day (Additional hours $10 per hour)

 

 

Flamingos and Chicks is back for the summer

flamingo-chicks-2016Are you interested in learning why Provo Primary is a leader in Early Childhood Education in The Turks and Caicos Islands? Come along to our FREE Flamingos (parents) and Chicks (1-2 yr olds) sessions, commencing this Friday July 8th from 9am to 10am. We hope to see you there. (Spaces are limited, so please let us know if you’re coming by messaging us ahead of time or emailing director@provoprimary.com) Thank you!

 

 

 

 

 

Creativity feeds creativity!

Year 1Pirate ships, rockets, teepees, mud pies and more…

Traditionally, each year the children contribute to our annual PTA fundraiser by creating pieces of artwork to be auctioned. This year they are especially excited to be involved as proceeds from this Saturday’s event at Mango Reef will go towards enhancing our school playground.

In collaboration with the PTA, we hope to build a magical playground brimming with opportunities for more imaginative and creative play.

To help make our dreams a reality, we would like to tap into our diverse community expertise and businesses as much as possible. PTA/School funds will be utilized to pay for these local supplies and services.

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“We have great moms and we love them!”

ey-mothers-day-2016 (1)This theme was evident in all the Early Years classes last week as they prepared class festivities to celebrate the loving moms we have in our lives.

The Toddler class was everything purple from the decorations to the flowers, outfits and handmade cards. Moms were treated to songs by the children and yummy snacks. The Preschool focussed on the Dr. Seuss book, Are You My Mother? They did activities all week related to the book and shared some of them with their moms, such as, making a bird puppet, play dough nests and retelling the story with props.

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Our Toddlers Enjoy the Story of the Three Little Pigs

toddlers-3-little-pigs-mar-2016 (1)“Little pig, little pig, let me come in! Or I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house in!” You would have heard this phrase a lot in the Toddlers classroom last week as they explored the story The Three Little Pigs. They worked together to make textured houses, pigs and wolves to create a display board. There was lots of role play using the display board and puppets. Ms. Andrea told the story in Spanish and the children interacted with her using props. In addition, the Toddlers went on a ‘mini field trip’ to Year 2 where they listened to them retell the story in Spanish, too. They pretended to be wolves huffing and puffing, blowing items using a straw. They also learned the song, Straw, Sticks and Bricks and then finished the week with an edible rice cake piggy!

 

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Our EYFS ‘STEM’ Showcase was a Wonderful Success

eyfs-stem-showcase-mar-2016 (1)Thank you to everyone who came along to our Early Years ‘STEM Learning’ Showcase last week.  I think the photos below show how much fun the children, families and teachers appeared to be having as they played, talked and learned together, exploring the wide range of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities on offer.

We hope that the next time you see or hear the phrase ‘STEM’ you will think back to this event, confident in the knowledge of what it means, and also in knowing that, here at Provo Primary, your child is supported and fully encouraged to explore this through their everyday problem-solving and exploratory play.

 

 

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‘Success for Every Learner’ Education Week Showcases

showcase-march-2016We look forward to welcoming parents and friends of Provo Primary School to join us for our fantastic Education Week Showcases on Friday.   Find out all the details in our Showcase Booklet.

Each class has a variety of activity stations set up for you to engage in and the children are all very much looking forward to sharing and explaining their learning with you!

EYFS – Toddlers – Kindergarten @ 8:30 – 9:30 AM

Learn more about how STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning is incorporated into our Early Years Curriculum.

KS1/2 1 – 6 @ 2:15 – 2:50 PM

Explore how children learn through Topic-based learning, taking them on adventures back in time and around the world!

During our showcases, we encourage you to visit different classrooms around the school and not just the one that your child is currently in. We feel this will allow you to gain a greater sense of how our hands-on approach to STEM and Topic-based learning develops and enhances children’s skills as they progress through the school.

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Toddlers experience with Humpty Dumpty

toddlers-humpty-jan-2016 (12)The Toddlers have been learning popular nursery rhymes so far this term. A favourite has been Humpty Dumpty and they have been exploring the rhyme in a variety of ways.

Perhaps the highlight for the children (teachers) was the experiment in using a real egg when telling the rhyme and watching it fall and breaking. The children were most concerned in seeing the broken Humpty Dumpty. However, attention quickly shifted when they were given a boiled egg to crack, peel and eat! YUM!

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Newsletters and Topic Maps – Spring 2016

topics-jan-2016Class newsletters and curriculum topic maps help you to keep in the loop and find out what is happening in your child’s class. Access important information, discover topics your child will be exploring and see how you can support your child’s learning at home.

Over the next week, look out for your child’s class newsletter and topic map in your email inbox or online here.

Our topics this term will take our children on learning journeys into story lands, exploring our senses, back in time to the world of the dinosaurs, the Ancient Egyptians, the Tudor age of exploration, conflict during World War 2 and out to space and into the future.  What an adventure well all be having!

Perhaps you have some knowledge, an interest or resources that will help to bring our class topics alive this term?  We love to hear from you if you do.

A festive Jingle Jam tomorrow night for younger ones

Christmas Tots Party.jpgWednesday 2nd December 4:30-6:30PM on the stage at Provo Primary School.

Open to everyone with children 5 years and under (older brothers and sisters can come along too!)

Toddler disco, mulled wine, mince pies, games and Santa appearance.

Tickets are available in the school entrance – $5.

Last year it was really festive fun time, perfect for  younger children and families to enjoy together.

Join us for a festive fun evening.

 

 

Building our Toddlers language through play and routines…

toddlers-settling-in-oct-2015 (11)Language development is a very exciting time for toddlers. It accelerates rapidly and toddlers’ ways of communicating expand from simple smiles and gestures to using words and phrases to express their needs.

Our Toddler programme is designed to provide many opportunities to encourage toddlers to communicate with the adults and children around them. We talk to them continuously so that they are exposed to as many new words as possible. Through everyday activities, we help them make connections between actions/things and the words that correspond to them.

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Flamingos and Chicks Tomorrow

flamingos-chicks-sessions-sept-2015 It’s time for our FREE Flamingos and Chicks session again tomorrow (Friday) between 9am and 10am at Provo Primary School.  All Flamingo Parents/Carers along with their Newborn and Toddler Chicks are welcome. Find out for yourself why our Early Years Programme is so popular and successful!

We have lots of great toys and exploratory activity centres available for your young chicks to enjoy.  Find out more our Early Years programme.

 

 

 

 

 

Spotlight on our Early Years Programme!

Do you have a toddler or young child that you are keen to see happy and thriving in a high quality, play and learning environment with other children? Then please take a look at our video and find out more about our Early Years Programme here at Provo Primary.

To see our children in action, please visit our Flamingos and Chicks programme on Friday mornings and have fun participating in activities together with your child or call to make an appointment to view the school – 441 5638 / 431 6327.

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Doughnuts for Dads

toddlers-doughnuts-for-dad-june-2015 (10)Doughnuts for Dads….was all about celebrating our dads!  We invited them in to spend the morning with the Toddler class to celebrate father’s day together.

All Dads (and one special grandpa) were greeted with a tie shaped card that was tied around their necks with a promise to wear it all day. Not sure how many did?!

Dads, daughters and sons played together outside for a while with the bikes, sand and water play. Inside there were several activities which were enjoyed by all, including eating doughnuts! They enjoyed making a trail mix with Goldfish, Cheerios, raisins and pretzels, shaving a toy ball with a popsicle stick and painting each other’s foot which was placed on a paper with the caption “Following in your footprints, Dad.”

We ended our morning with the song, ‘We love our Daddy, He’s the best. My Daddy is awesome! D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y and Daddy is his name-o!’

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Take a look at all of our amazing Talk4Writing projects

talk4writingTake look at all of our Talk4Writing projects that we engaged in this year at Provo Primary and find out more about this innovative approach to writing.

We want to say a big “Well done!” to all our teachers for experimenting with this teaching technique throughout the year. As part of our ongoing professional development, teachers did a great job in learning, implementing and evaluating the strategy in their classes.

We hope you have enjoyed the diverse range of quality Talk4Writing projects undertaken and we will look forward to seeing this technique develop in the future!

Click here if you want a quick link to an album of all of our fantastic talking text videos.