In Room 20 this term we have been learning about sustainability. As a part of this unit of work, we have been inquiring into sustainable environments. We have been researching the critically endangered white rhino, and we were sad to… Continue Reading →
In Room 12 the Year 1 students have truly enjoyed exploring ‘Fox’ as our mentor text this term. We decided to do a quick write selling this book to others. Here is a couple of our pieces of writing along… Continue Reading →
This article from Associate Professor Misty Adoniou provides an excellent snapshot of the theory that underpins our approach to teaching spelling at UPS. You can read more about our work in spelling in this previous blog post. English spelling has… Continue Reading →
Ready, set, roll! Potatoes this week have sprouted up from all around the world to compete in the annual Potato Olympics, hoping to claim a glorious medal! Their trainers are ready to rumble as they have their whole country behind… Continue Reading →
This term the Year 4 students in Room 21 have been learning about Indigenous Australians and what they traded, their art, language and how they cared for the land. Our class has been experimenting with some indigenous artwork. We have… Continue Reading →
The Year 2 students from Room 14 created one point perspective drawings by following step-by-step instructions. They began with a vanishing point along the horizon line to create the 3D appearance. The buildings in the foreground needed to be drawn… Continue Reading →
The Year 6 and 7 students from Room 4 recently read a book called The Black Book of Colours by Menena Cottin. It’s a book about a boy who is blind and it explains how he sees the colours using… Continue Reading →
The key question that the Year 4 and 5 students in room 22 have been trying to answer this term is ‘How can diversity unite us?’ We began the term by examining our own identity. Through abstract art and multimedia,… Continue Reading →
Writing can be a powerful tool to help children express themselves during challenging times. The Year 1 children in Room 6 wrote a letter to Barley, a dog that was in the middle of a heavy rain. We talked about… Continue Reading →
In our Italian lessons the students have been learning about the origins of Carnevale. In particular the famous Commedia characters that started it all. These are pictures of some of the characters!
The Year 6/7’s have just finished a unit of work on transport. One of their assignments was to design their own Italian sports car. These are some examples!
At the end of last term, students from room 21 and any year 5s who wished to participate in the Royal Adelaide Art competition gathered together. Firstly we discussed what categories we could be in and made choices about which… Continue Reading →