Meet the Teacher Evening

On Thursday evening, 16th February, staff will be staying back after school to allow parents and carers time to come to their classroom and be briefed on key elements of their child’s classroom routines, such as homework, behaviour expectations, excursions, equipment, support, etc. Time will be made available for questions. If one or both parents are unable to make it to a session, don’t worry. Each teacher will provide a handout summary of their session and this will be sent home with the children of those parents and carers unable to attend.
Don’t forget, staff is always willing to make an appointment with you to discuss all topics and your child’s progress.
Later in the term, we will again conduct our 3-way interviews, where your child’s academic and social progress can be discussed in a team atmosphere.
Meet the Teacher Meeting Times
5pm-5.30pm: KS, K/1T, 5/6W
5.30pm-6pm: 1/2G, 2/3LH, 3/4K, 4/5PM
Looking forward to seeing as many parents and carers as possible.

Shoe Shopping for the New Year

Are you about to go school shoe shopping? Please remember our school uniform at CNPS is plain black school shoes (not boots) with no coloured trimming or logos. Joggers can be worn with our sports uniform.

Please visit here for a very helpful article on choosing the right school shoes.

  • Good school shoes don’t have to be expensive.
  • Shoes should be flexible but supportive.
  • A good shoe should weigh about 250 grams.
  • Allow a maximum of one thumb width between the big toe and the end of the shoe.
  • Danger signs of poor shoes – your child stumbling a lot or complaining of pain.

Paper Plane Poetry

If you had walked past the playground yesterday morning you would have seen brightly coloured flashes of fast moving objects. . loud laughter, giggling and children having a wonderful tome. Why? because yesterday , 5/6W were  asked  to form a group of 2 or 3 so that they could research paper planes and to find a pattern for a paper plane that they liked. They chose a coloured piece of paper and proceeded to make their plane. Then they went out into the playground and had FUN. 

The Fun Part
Once the paper planes were created the students headed outside to fly them. At first we started near the fixed equipment. Once the plane landed, the students needed to write a prepositional phrase describing where the plane was – in the tree, under the fixed equipment, through the hoop. They needed to have written at least 2 phrases for this area. Then we moved onto the Reading Garden. Next, we moved onto the chess board area and where there was a basketball hoop that entertained many of our budding aerialist adventurers., the canteen and lastly the quadrangle. 

We headed  back inside and used those phrases to write a prepositional phrase sentence. about the journey of our paper air planes.

Today the students wrote the poems using different prepositions to begin each line. The students needed to choose the prepositional phrases that they liked from each others work the day before to create a Flying Poem.Then they wrote synonyms for fly and the last line of their poem was Paper Planes.  
After they had drafted their poem they used Google Slides to create their published efforts for their poems.  

The students were extremely proud of their efforts. So much so that they then added them to their SeeSaw portfolio with an explanation of what they had accomplished in the 2 days.

STEM and the P&C

On Tuesday night I was invited to talk about STEM to our P&C. What I did though, was to give the P&C a STEM activity to participate in, so that they could inderstand the concept behind what a STEM project entails.

Their brief was to create a balloon tower (balloons, masking tape, rubber bands) that was free standing and over a metre tall. They nneded to plan how they would work and what their tower might look like. Once the plans were approved the building began.

1/2LM Writing

1/2LM have been working really hard on the Writing Process this term, with extra attention to publishing their work. We have been reading and writing about a variety of texts. Some of our favourite titles so far have been: ‘Where the Wild Things Are”, “The Tunnel’, ‘King Pig’ and ‘Sunday Chutney’.  We love displaying our work so we can be proud of our achievements!