M – I – N – D – S – E – T, what does that spell? MINDSET!
In Year Three, we have been learning all about our brilliant brains and how they help us to do all of the things that make you, YOU!
Today we performed our assembly item, all about maintaining a positive mindset. We included lots of interesting facts about the brain and how we can learn even more, by making mistakes. We made our own version of a book we read, titled, ‘The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes’.
We imagine our lives would be pretty boring if we never made mistakes or learnt new things along the way!
Here are some photos of our wonderful assembly!
Love the Year Three Students
WHAT: WHOLE SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 3rd APRIL, 4-6PM
This is a wonderful time for you and your family to:
- POP IN AND TAKE A SPIN AROUND THE ROOM, HOSTED BY YOUR CHILD!
- VIEW SOME WORK SAMPLES!
- JOIN IN A COUPLE OF PRACTICAL ‘HANDS ON’ LEARNING TASKS!
Please note that this is not time to bail up the teacher to talk about an individual student’s progress. This discussion is better left to a private Two-Way meeting time.
Please be sure to thank your teacher and to keep an eye on younger siblings.
Thanks for your ongoing support of your child’s learning – your presence and encouragement of your child at a night such as this goes a long way to keeping motivation high.
As a Waterwise School, we encourage all our families to participate in Seek a Leak Week. This activity can be done at home.
As part of our Seek a Leak Week Waterwise schools are encouraged to take the time to spot a leak with some activity plans.
Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Did you know that a leaking toilet can result in nearly 3 buckets of wasted water a day!
Here is a link to the Waterwise website with details on how to run your own Seek a Leak at home.
Seek a Leak
Term One – Week 7 – 18th March 2019
Everyone is talking about PMP!
What is PMP you may ask? The Perceptual Motor Program comprises of movement, gross motor and body awareness skills that are essential for healthy growth and development. It involves emotional, cognitive and physical skill development. The PMP allows children opportunities for physical education and interactions with the environment.
There are three main stages to follow in order to acquire these skills. The first is cognitive; to be able to understand what is required to carry out the task. The second is practice and the third is about mastering the activity with speed and accuracy, once the first two stages are achieved.
Stations that we set up for our perceptual motor program target skills that include, hand-eye coordination, body-eye coordination, auditory language and visual skills.
PMP is FUN! It gets children engaged and moving! It promotes fitness, wellbeing and children with strong perceptual motor skills have more self confidence, greater body awareness and improved coordination. Much research has proven that physical activity creates neural pathways in the brain, and the more neural pathways, the better we are able to learn!
PMP enables the development of bilateral coordination – which is the ability to coordinate and move both sides of the body at the same time. This is an important skill for school success – to be able to hold a pencil, write and control the paper, to be able to cut with scissors and move the paper at the same time, to be able to hold a ruler and draw a straight line at the same time are all skills involving bilateral coordination.
Our Pre-Primary children LOVE Fridays and our PMP!