As a part of our professional learning in the area of writing and spelling, teachers and support staff at Unley Primary are exploring some common misconceptions about spelling that are important for us to understand. One common misunderstanding is that… Continue Reading →
This review was provided by Luca, a Year 5 student, who has given Harry Potter Cluedo a 4.6 star rating! Thanks for your great review, Luca – you have certainly whet our appetite for a challenging strategy game! Harry Potter… Continue Reading →
Good writers use adjectives sparingly and then the ones they do use act more strongly or dramatically. Students at our school are learning to write descriptions that include specific detail and fresh, original images or ‘word pictures’. Your challenge this… Continue Reading →
We have recently put together some tips for parents on ways you can support your child’s writing development. Click here to read our suggestions for some fun and practical activities you can do with your child at home. Happy writing!
Your child’s vocabulary is not a natural outcome of their age, or the number of years they have spent at school. While your child may incidentally learn some words as they progress through school, other useful and important words do… Continue Reading →
You may be worried that having less traditional ‘homework’ is impacting on your child’s organisational skills. Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators, puts it well when she explains, ‘Remember children learn all the time, not just when… Continue Reading →