Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Little Red Robin!

The students of TPS wow the crowd with singing, dancing, acting .. and that all important "cute" factor.

Well done all!

The Year Twos Make Ginger Cakes!! Yum, they can't wait to eat them!

Freddie, Ibrahim, Thomas and Orly are buttering the pans to keep the cakes from sticking!

Thomas and Orly are flouring the pans - MAYBE A LITTLE TOO MUCH!!

Jasmine is adding water to the batter.

Freddie is adding an egg to the cake batter.

Alexa is mixing the batter with a strong hand!

Ella is happily pouring the batter into the pans.

Ibrahim is sharing out toppings for the cakes.

Orly is dreamily checking to see if the cakes are ready!

The children are waiting for the cakes to cool.

The boys are icing the ginger cakes.

The girls are decorating the ginger cakes with lovely sweets!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Year Two Class Has Learned Over Fifty Words in Native American Sign Language

Freddie is demonstrating how to say "see" in Native American Sign Language. 
The children have learned over 50 words in sign language and can put them together to make phrases and sentences.  They learned that the hundreds of tribes often spoke different languages.  A sign language was developed so that when they met up with one another, they could communicate basic information.   

Orly demonstrates "bow and arrow" in Native American Sign Language.

Ella demonstrates how to say "hello" in Native American Sign Language.

Ibrahim demonstrates how to say "river" in Native American Sign Language

Alexa demonstrates how to say "tipi" in Native American Sign Language.

Thomas demonstrates how to say "cloud" in Native American Sign Language.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Animal Science After School Club

 This year the Animal Science Club, sponsored by Mrs Newman, learned about many different species of animals.  They made science books about the special animals they studied.  In one of the pictures, the children are examining a real ostrich egg.  They discovered that those eggs are very sturdy!  One of the goals was for the children to love and appreciate all animals.

The After School Animal Science Club

The children are working on their Animal Science Books.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What Good Work this November?

Dylan Wright, Year 1
For fantastic maths work during the "double" and "near double" topics.
You also made an excellent sculpture of a husky using the air-drying clay.
Well done!

Aden Enslin, Reception
Well done Aden for learning your words and letter sounds!

Finlay Ashley, Year 1
Well done Finlay for working so well during our computer class. You have reached Level 2 in Flobot!
Your sculpture of a seal for our Arctic topic looks great.

Jacob Ward, Year 4
A huge "well done" Jacob. You have tried very hard to learn your times tables and always perform well in our Monday tables test.
Keep it up Jacob!

Ella Enslin, Year 2
Ella, you have such a good heart. You always see the best in every situation. You inspire all of us to be better!
Your creative writing has been very good this year. On one assignment where you had to think of questions for Mary Seacole, your wrote 29 questions! Wow!
Also, I really enjoyed your "I Am" poem and your self-portrait. You wrote about your friends. Well done, Ellas!!
Well done on your learning Native American sign language! You know almost 45 words!

Seoras Ogilvie, Year 3
For vastly improved effort and attitude towards his work, and for being a top bloke!

Thomas Holgate, Year 2
Well done, Thomas, on your excellent work in Year Two. You always work very hard and try your best!
I am very pleased with your creative writing. Your journal writing on different topics is very good. You have a good idea of what a complete sentence is and you make a good effort toward capitalization and punctuation. 
Your "I Am" poem is very good. It shows you care about your family! I loved your self-portrait!
Excellent work, Thomas!
Congratulations for learning many of the Native American sign language words. You are very good at them!

Ruqayya Jansson, Year 5/6
For her superbly written letter from the front line.
She considered all the problems faced by soldiers in the war.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Year Two Class Make Native American Canoes

The Year Twos have made their version of Native American canoes.  They had to drape string in glue and lay them across the canoe pattern to represent the sections in the canoe.  They got very GLOBBY with glue, but they loved it!! Then they painted the inside a mustard yellow colour.  After attaching the ends, the children decorated the exteriors with Native American symbols.  Look closely at the inside of the canoes.