Parents

Parent Portal

Berwick Lodge Primary School’s Parent Portal provides parents with 24/7 access to their child’s data. Parents can log-in to access their child’s report, learning maps and smart goals, attendance information and even update family contact details. Some of these options will be rolled out during the term.

Here’s the link to access the portal:
https://sentral.berwicklodgeps.vic.edu/portal/login

Troubleshooting Parent Portal

If you have forgotten your username and/or password, please contact the school’s office staff on (03) 9707 1766 between 9.00am and 3.30pm on weekdays.

Latest News

A new episode of LODGERS has landed!

A new episode of LODGERS has landed. 😍 The episode has been uploaded to the Learning with Digital Technology BLOG: http://learningwithdigitaltechnology.global2.vic.edu.au/…/…/ Welcome to LODGERS - Berwick Lodge Primary School's very own television show....

LODGERS: The Complete First Series

Can’t wait for the second series of LODGERS? ☺️ You can now view the complete first series (and back-catalogue) here: http://learningwithdigitaltechnology.global2.vic.edu.au/…/…/ on our Learning with Digital Technology blog. Until next time, keep learning for life....

Community Garden Working Bee

We would like to say a huge THANKYOU to the families and students who assisted at the working bee on Friday. We achieved a great deal and will have another working bee later in the term. It was great to see so many people assisting and enjoying working in the garden....

Current Curriculum

Grades

Prep/Foundation | Term 1 – 2018

Inquiry

Life is exciting and busy for our Preps as we start school! Our Inquiry unit is called, ‘I’m a School Kid Now’ and it’s all about settling into school, learning the rules and routines and establishing themselves as fantastic lifelong learners. We also learn how to make friends and be a good friend to others. We will have a visit from Amy’s Amazing Adventure this term and learn about the importance of manners, telling the truth and making friends.

This term, we will also learn about each other in our second Inquiry unit, “Me and my family”. We will look at each other’s families and how we are all special. This is an important unit, as we understand the backgrounds and cultures that make as who we are.

Literacy

The Prep students will all participate in the government provided English Online Interview. Following from that, teachers will use Cued Articulation and SMART spelling rules to teach our students the alphabet and their sounds. We will introduce our Golden words from the M100W system (the Magic 100 Most used words) and introduce our daily take-home reading program. We will start introducing VCOP (Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation) ideas and encourage our Preps to start writing recounts and sentences.

Numeracy

The Prep students will participate in Numeracy screening from class teachers. Following from that we will develop their understanding of number concepts 1-10. This includes a range of hands-on activities and number recognition games. We will also discuss and experiment with measurement, chance and data language. Including learning the days of the week, time concepts and learning about timetables.

Extra-Curricular

In Term 1, everything is new for our Preps. They will get to participate in all specialist programs including ICT (Information Communication and Technology). In the ICT Lab, they will use our desktops and will be introduced to drawing programs such as Tux Paint, Numeracy and Literacy programs such as Targeting Maths and Skoolbo. They will need to develop their hand and eye coordination and learn how to use a mouse.

We will also start our PMP program (Perceptual Motor Program) and Brain Gym this term. This will further develop our Prep’s gross and fine motor skills.

Towards the end of the term, we will have our Easter Hat Parade. This is a real highlight in the Prep Calendar. The Preps will have an amazing day showing their home designed hats in a parade, making Easter related craft and they might even get a special visit!!!

Grade 1/2 | Term 2 – 2018

Literacy

Literacy will continue to be a main focus with the Grade 1 and 2 students. They will be involved in regular reading at a whole class and small group level with texts targeted to students individual abilities. Students are encouraged to read to an adult daily and continue to revise their sight words.

Grade 1 will develop their understanding of the correct formation of upper and lower case letters, focusing on size and placement on the dotted thirds. Grade 2 students will consolidate their knowledge of correct letter formation focusing on entry and exit points in preparation for the move to cursive script next year.

The focus for writing during term 2 will be narrative texts. Students will look at how authors develop their stories with a sizzling start, problem and resolution in order to better understand how to plan out their own simple story graph which they may develop into a written piece. During the latter part of term two, students will be introduced to persuasive writing. They will learn to create texts using emotive language and reasons to support their argument.

Spelling will continue to be a key focus with a new sound introduced each week. Students will work through activities during the week and revise their list words at home.

Numeracy

In maths, Grade 1 and 2 students will continue to develop their number and measurement concepts.  The focus for problem solving will be the strategy of drawing a picture or diagram to help them to solve mathematical problems.

In addition to class activities, the students will be involved in maths streaming sessions across each of the grade levels. Students will be grouped according to their ability level for one session per week and will be provided with a differentiated mathematics program with activities structured to their ability.

Inquiry Learning

Grade 1

Grade 1 students will continue the history focus of ‘Then and Now’ by looking at how communities have changed over time. They will explore some of the changes in Berwick – the growth of the suburb, changes to the environment and buildings. A local historian will visit giving the Grade 1 students an opportunity to learn through old photographs and mementos of the past, the history of the Berwick township and its citizens of significance.

In the inquiry unit, ‘Think It, Build It, Fix it’ Grade 1 students will use creative, imaginative and inventive thinking to help them design, build and make changes to a simple machine, with a focus on toys. By looking at their own toys, they will understand the different ways things move and the properties of different materials used in our toys.

Grade 2

In the unit ‘On the Move’, Grade 2 students will explore the various modes of transport on land, air, sea, water and space. They will develop their understanding of why we need transport, look at how it has changed over the years. Students will further explore transport through STEM related tasks such as making paper planes and balloon cars. The RACV will visit the Grade 2s and present their ‘Street Scene’ road safety program focusing on pedestrian, bicycle, passenger and public transport safety.

In the unit ‘Water Works, Grade 2 students will learn that the earth provides resources such as water, soil and minerals. They will explore the importance of water in their lives. They will learn how water is transferred from its source to its point of use. They will consider what might happen to humans if water was not readily available. They will identify actions at school such as turning off dripping taps that can conserve resources.

Grade 1/2 | Term 1 – 2018

Numeracy

Differentiated mathematical tasks, in both number and measurement, will be provided for all students across the area.  Hands-on and digital resources will be used to support their learning.

 Literacy

This term the children will extend their understanding of the structure of recount and narrative text types and will learn how to use a range of strategies to enhance their writing.  They will continue to learn the reading and/or spelling of the most frequently used words. The classroom spelling program focuses on a particular sound each week. Teachers will guide students to understand the meaning of the words and identify the sounds that make up each word. Spelling lists will be developed based on students’ ability levels.

Our home reading program has commenced. Students will regularly bring home books to read. It is important that students read aloud to an adult every day, even if they are an independent reader.  The yellow Reading Diary contains many helpful ways in which parents can assist their child in their reading. Parents are requested to fill this in each day so that your child may keep a record of their home reading.

Inquiry Units

Grade 1 and 2 students have had a positive start to first term. The teachers have been revising key learning from the previous year and establishing new routines through our ‘Learning to Learn’ inquiry unit. Students develop their understanding of how they can become better learners in order to prepare them for the year ahead. They discover that each learner is unique and that we all have different learning styles. They will reflect on the people, places and tools that help them to learn and develop their own Learning Map.

The grade one inquiry learning unit ’Then and Now – Families’ has a history focus.  This unit looks at differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time. It explores the impact of changing technology on people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated, and played in the past). Students will learn about their ancestors as they investigate their family tree. At the end of term grade one, students will participate in a Grandparents/Special Persons Day to share experiences of then and now.

In the ‘My Place’ unit, grade two students will develop their understanding of places that are important to them and also to their families. They will develop their geography skills as they recognise their place in the world. They will learn that the globe is a representation of the earth and locate Australia and other places with which they have links. They will recognise their street, suburb and state on a map. They will understand that a community is a group of people living in one place sharing facilities and that we belong to a community in the City of Casey. The children will partake in an excursion at the end of the term where they will walk to Wilson Botanic Park.  They will have the opportunity to climb the lookout tower there to take in the sights of Berwick and the wider surroundings.

 

Grade 3/4 | Term 2 – 2018

Literacy –

In Term 2, persuasive writing will be introduced. The specific text structure requirements will be focused on and development of specific vocabulary will be encouraged. Our literacy programs continue to comprise a range of literacy, creative and critical thinking activities in the Seven Steps to Writing Success, VCOP, Reading A-Z (RAZ-Kids) and Smart Spelling programs. Students will also be encouraged to complete the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge as part of their regular home and class reading. Grade 4 will also study The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, providing a perfect literary link to the Nordic traditions of runes featured in our communication unit and the dragon illustrations Marc McBride in Emily Rodda’s Deltora Quest.

Numeracy –

Our mathematics program incorporates Numeracy Streaming Groups in which students attend targeted mathematics sessions. We will continue to complete Daily Maths to reinforce a variety of mathematics concepts. In Grade 4, Speedy Maths sessions will also provide the opportunity for students to practise their times tables.

Inquiry – Grade 3

Making Life Easier is an invention unit where students explore the difference between invention and innovation. We will look at different inventors from around the world, focusing on how these inventions and innovations make our life easier. Students will brainstorm ideas for their own invention by working through a step-by-step proforma with teacher assistance before making their own invention and poster, to be ready for an expo.

Our Science unit is called Heating Up. In this unit, we are exploring and investigating heat sources and how heat is transferred through conduction. Students will also relate to their daily lives how heat is used and when and why. Students will learn and describe how heat can be produced, for example, through friction or by burning. We will also recognise that we can feel heat and measure its effects using a thermometer.

NAPLAN – Grade 3

Students in Grade 3 will be participating in NAPLAN in week 5. There will be 4 different tests – Language Convention, Writing, Reading and Numeracy.

Inquiry – Grade 4

As part of our inquiry program, students will be exploring the importance of communication. They will complete a project about a chosen form of communication and explore how people have communicated throughout history. We will also be investigating ANZAC day in order to help students understand the importance of this day. In science, students will explore force and motion. They will investigate how forces act upon objects and the way forces are used in everyday life.

Robotics –

Each class will participate in a weekly robotics session during Term 2. Students will have the opportunity to learn about how real life circuits work, program a code and build robotic components.

Grade 3/4 | Term 1 – 2018

Inquiry Learning

Grade 3 and 4 students have had a positive start to first term. The teachers have been revising key learning from the previous year and establishing new routines through our ‘Learning to Learn’ inquiry unit. This unit prepares students for the year ahead. They look at what makes a good learner and what helps or hinders learning.

This term Grade 3’s will have a visit by Carp Productions who will be present a performance titled ‘Happy to be me’. Through this play, students will recognise that we all have special qualities, which makes us unique, and that it is ok to make mistakes – that is how we learn!

Through the inquiry learning unit ‘As We Grow’, Grade 3 students examine their physical development in detail; for example, changes in their height. They develop an understanding of human development across the lifespan as they explore the stages of growth.

As part of the ‘Healthy Body, Mind and Soul’ unit, Grade 4 students reflect on the importance of healthy eating, participation in physical activity and mindfulness for their physical, social and emotional health. They begin to explore how their emotions are affected by the way they view themselves, identifying factors that affect, positively or negatively, their sense of identity and self-worth. As an introduction to this unit, Supreme Incursions will visit the school and run a Mind and Body session with the students. They will learn about ways to improve physical strength & flexibility in new and fun ways and learn how breathing and relaxation can assist them to regulate their own emotions and become more mindful.

In Science, Grade 3 students will investigate how the Earth’s rotation causes regular changes such as night and day. Grade 4 will explore how the Earth’s surface changes over time as a result of natural processes such as weathering and erosion, as well as human activity.

Grade 5/6 | Term 2 – 2018

English

When reading, students will continue to revise comprehension strategies. Narrative and persuasive (exposition) are the focus writing genres, with lessons involving the VCOP and Big Write and the Seven Steps Writing Program. The SMART spelling program will focus on the Term 2 sounds and build on the strategies of meaning, syllables and identifying the sounds within words. The school’s Radio Show is a key area of speaking and listening and script writing within the senior school curriculum – so please tune into 97.7fm on Wednesdays at 2pm to hear the live broadcast.

Mathematics

The Grade 5s will have a varied numeracy curriculum in the lead up to NAPLAN to ensure students are covering all necessary components.  The grade 5 and 6 students will also investigate multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and number sequences.  Measurement and Geometry tasks will involve 2D and 3D shapes, angles, time and units of measurement. Data representation and interpretation will be the main focus areas for Statistics and Probability.  The Problem Based Learning focus for term two is ‘Guess and Check’.

The Australian Colonies – Grade 5

In this unit, students look at the reasons why Australia was chosen as a British Colony; Life as a Convict/Early Settler/Aboriginal person and the Gold Rush.  The Grade 5 Camp to Sovereign Hill ties into student learning and is an integral part of the unit of study. Students will be required to complete a project, where they investigate past mining tools and then design a mining tool for the 21st century considering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Federation and Australian Government – Grade 6

In this unit, students will be looking at the reasons behind Australia becoming a Federal Nation and how our current system of Government operates.  The students will participate in role-play incursions to fully immerse them in their learning.  The Grade 6 City Camp includes a visit to Melbourne’s House of Parliament where the students can experience their learning first hand! Students will complete a collaborative task where they will design a replica of the Melbourne CBD considering Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Within the senior school, students will be participating in additional sporting clinics organised by Miss Craig in addition to our Winter Interschool Sport Competition.  Students are also able to elect to participate in programs such as; Robotics, State School Spectacular, Garden Club, Art Club and Coding Club which are held during lunch and recess times each week.

Reports

Towards the middle/end of term, students will be engaged in assessments in preparation for mid-year reports and parent teacher interviews.  Each student will also create their own Learning Map.

Grade 5/6 | Term 1 – 2018

Literacy

When reading, students will identify the main idea in a paragraph, investigate word meanings and summarise information read. Recount and narrative are the focus writing genres, with lessons involving the ‘VCOP’ and ‘Seven Steps to Writing Success’ programs.  SMART spelling will focus on the strategies we can use to help us become confident spellers, such as sound parts, syllables and remembering the tricky parts of our words. The Berwick Lodge Radio Show is a key area of speaking and listening and script writing within the senior school curriculum – so please tune into 97.7 fm on Wednesdays at 2pm.

Numeracy

Mathematics tasks in the area of number will focus on place value and the four processes.  Measurement activities will involve perimeter, area, 2D and 3D shapes, and identifying different units of measurement and their associated conversions. Probability lessons will discuss chance and the likelihood of an event occurring. The Problem Based Learning focus for term one is ‘making an organised list’.

Inquiry – Year 5

The Year 5 students began the year investigating different learning styles.  We completed a survey to determine how we learn best; either by visual, auditory or kinaesthetic activities.  Moving forward in Term 1, we will be learning about Space with a focus on the Earth as part of a system of planets orbiting around a star. We will attend Scienceworks at the beginning of our unit to tune the students into the topic.

Inquiry – Year 6

The Year 6 students began the year discussing the brain and how each section is used to support us when learning about different topics. Moving forward in Term 1, we will be learning about Natural Disasters with a focus on how geological changes or extreme weather conditions can affect the Earth’s surface.  We will travel to the city where we will attend IMAX to view a movie related to our topic.

Safer Internet Day was a focus for all students. We participated in a live interactive webinar which generated a detailed discussion about cyber safety.  Cyber safety will continue to be an ongoing focus throughout the year.

Robotics – Year 5

The Year 5 students will attend robotics sessions with Mr Kelly.  They will use Lego Mindstorm to design a ‘safecar’ vehicle.

Multi-media – Year 6

The Year 6 students will attend multi-media sessions with Mr Kelly. They will learn about camera angles, framing shots, iMovie and editing in preparation for their upcoming film festival.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Within the senior school, students will be participating in many additional sporting clinics. They are also able to elect to participate in extra programs like; Garden Club, Coding Club, Art Club and State School Spectacular.  The children will meet their younger buddies and share in many activities with them.

 

Specialist

Performing Arts | Term 2 – 2018

Dance: Students will develop their understanding of movement and be exposed to a range of movement vocabulary. Students will use the elements of dance to make and perform dance sequences that demonstrate fundamental movement skills to represent ideas.

Prep- In term 2, prep students will explore movement and how their bodies can travel around the space safely and in time. Students will  learn a range of simple choreographed dances exploring rhythm, beat, time and creative movement to a range of songs.

Grade 1 and 2- This term grade 1&2 students will explore locomotor and non-locomotor movements and use these fundamental movement skills in their own dance. We will develop students understanding of movement and experiment with simple technical and expressive skills and begin to learn about choreographic devices through selecting and organising movements in their own dances.

Grade 3 and 4 – Grade 3&4 students will explore the disco era of dance where they will learn sequenced dance moves and structure movements into dance sequences using the elements of dance. They will begin to collaborate to create their own dances routines to known pop songs and perform developing control, accuracy, projection and focus.

Grade 5 and 6- This term students will continue to develop their skills in drama and film before continuing onto dance. Grade 5 & 6 students will plan, script and film a short film about the effects of bullying showing how they can create a change in this area of their schooling. Students will use green screen effects, explore framing and blocking out scenes to create a range of still and moving shots. In dance, students will extend their awareness of their body as they combine movements and actions to urban dance routines. Students will build their understanding of space, time, dynamics and relationships including performing in groups of varying sizes.

Performing Arts | Term 1 – 2018

Drama

Students will build on their performance skills exploring mime, gesture, movement, voice and using expressive skills. Students in the junior school will explore independent and group activities encouraging creativity and developing characters based on known fairy tales. In the senior school students will work collaboratively to create still images, soundscapes, scripts and performances based on inventions and social scenarios.

Prep- Prep students will learn how to move safely around the space and explore and respond to imaginative scenarios. We will engage in song and known nursery rhymes to build on voice and add creative movement. The Preps will be introduced to the known fairytale The Three Billy Goats Gruff and retell the story incorporating the use of puppets.

Grade 1 and 2- Grade 1 and 2 students will explore the use of mime and create still images. They will focus on re creating known images and play a range of storytelling games to explore movement and voice. Students will recreate the known story of the 3 Little Pigs incorporating the use of puppets.

Grade 3 and 4 – Students will begin to work collaboratively to create still images and scenes with a focus on mime, voice and gestures. In groups students create performances using soundscapes and short performances incorporating inventions from their imagination.

Grade 5 and 6- Grade 5 and 6 students will begin to create dynamic images with a focus on improvisation and characterisation. We will re create a range of stimulus, based on known social situations and focus on character feelings, voice, gesture and facial expression. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate their performance in small groups.

Visual Arts | Term 2 – 2018

This term the children will be participating in various art activities, with a focus on the elements of visual arts. The children will be involved in painting, drawing, collage, modelling clay, construction, paper and textile craft to develop skills and experiences.

Prep:

  • Anzac Day Art – Soldier
  • Mother’s Day modelling clay pendant
  • Police Car Weaving
  • Emergency Services Art

Grade 1&2:

  • Anzac Day printing Poppies
  • My Community paper bag houses
  • Clay experience
  • Think it, Build It, Fix It Robot
  • On the Move – Transport
  • Rizzi Cityscapes

Grade 3&4:

  • Anzac Day Drawing
  • Digital Art – Pencil vs Camera
  • Emoji Sewing
  • Science and Art
  • An Inventors Mind

Grade 5 &6

  • Anzac day Silhouettes
  • Ned Kelly Dolls
  • Gold Rush Collages
  • Melbourne City Scape

In addition

City of Casey Recycling Art Competition

Open Night in the Art Room

Art Club

Visual Arts | Term 1 – 2018

Teachers: Jo Zammit & Kylee Muccignat 

This term the children will be participating in various art activities, with a focus on the elements of visual arts. The children will be involved in painting, drawing, collage, paper craft to develop skills and experiences.

Art Starters for 2018

Prep:

  • Colour exploration (colour mixing with primary colours)
  • Self Portraits – I’m at school now
  • Making marks with different medias (crayons, paint)
  • Paper sculptures and paper skills

Grade 1&2:

  • Primary/Secondary Colours using the Colour wheel
  • Exploring line and Pattern
  • Paper skills (weaving)
  • Resist Art
  • Pipette Painting – How to catch a Star Book– Goal Setting
  • Paul Klee Cityscape

Grade 3&4:

  • Reflective painting/monoprints
  • Chinese New year Dragons
  • Mindfulness Art
  • “What Lift’s You” wing murals
  • Picasso Inspired Warm/Cool colour Guitars
  • Day/Night Tessellation Art

Grade 5 &6

  • Pop Art Self Portraits
  • Mixed Media Universe
  • Natural Disasters Mixed Media

 

In addition

Berwick Show 24th/25th Feb

Casey Kids Carnival Colouring Competition

Toyota Dream Car Competition

Art Club

 

 

 

Physical Education | Term 2 – 2018

Prep: The Prep students will be focusing on working in groups, participating in games (with and without equipment) and practising fundamental movement skills and movement pattern using different body parts. Students have also been attending PMP sessions two mornings a week.

Grade 1&2: Students will be focusing on working on their fundamental motor skills such as bouncing, throwing and catching. They will be using these skills in minor games.

Grade 3&4: Students are practising and refining fundamental movement skills in different movement situations. They will also be practising and applying movement concepts and strategies in games such as netball, cricket and football.

Grade 5&6: Students are focusing on participating positively in groups and teams by encouraging others and negotiating roles and responsibilities. Students are providing each other with feedback and learning about the various roles involved in a sporting setting.

Extra-Curricular Activities for Term 2

– St Margaret’s Netball cup (Grade 5/6)

– District Cross Country (Grade 3-6)

– Divisional Cross Country (Grade 3-6)

– Grade 5/6 Interschool sports

– Girls Football Day (Grade 5/6)

Physical Education | Term 1 – 2018

Prep: The Prep students will be focusing on working in groups, participating in games (with and without equipment) and practising fundamental movement skills and movement pattern using different body parts. Students have also been attending PMP sessions two mornings a week.

Grade 1&2: Students will be focusing on working on their fundamental motor skills such as jumping, throwing, leaping and running. These skills will be done while learning about different Athletics events.

Grade 3&4: Students are practising and refining their Athletics skills in preparation for House Athletics.

Grade 5&6: Students are practising and refining their Athletics skills in preparation for House Athletics. Students will be evaluating their performance individually or in small groups.

Extra-Curricular Activities for Term 1

– House Athletics (Grade 3-6)

– School Swimming Trials (Grade 3-6)

– District Swimming (Grade 3-6)

Mandarin | Term 2 – 2018

The Chinese traditional Dragon Boat Festival (端午节 Duan Wu Jie) is on the 18th of June this year.  Therefore, all students at Berwick Lodge will be engaged in learning experiences related to this special event in term 2.

Prep

In term 2, the prep students will keep building up their interests and confidence in learning the Chinese language and culture through different activities.    They will be involved in more routine interactions and greetings using Mandarin.  They will also be learning expressions of numbers 10 – 20, family members and Chinese Romanized alphabet (pinyin).

Grade 1 and 2

In term 2, the Grade 1 and 2 students will be involved in the unit “Where Can We See Colours 生活中的颜色” to explore and practice the names of colours, to build new words by combining familiar meanings such as 红red+苹果apple, and to create simple sentences in Chinese.  They will also learn to read and write simple Chinese Characters.

Grade 3-6

In term 2, the Grade 3 to 6 students will  be learning the unit “Around the World看世界” to build up their vocabulary and sentence structures related to countries in the world.  They will learn to form sentences to express details of themselves and places. They will also be practising recognizing and creating Chinese characters.

Extension groups

During term 2, students in Mandarin extension groups will continue their enriched learning about Chinese culture and language in areas of symbolic representations, mythology, art and architecture.

Mandarin | Term 1 – 2018

In term 1, all students will be exploring the coming Chinese New Year (Spring Festival春节Chun Jie) to celebrate the Year of the Dog. They will be engaged in rotation activities discovering different elements of this cultural festival.

Prep

In term 1, the prep students will be experiencing Chinese language and culture through games, stories, music and creative arts to build up their interests and confidence in learning a different language. They will participate in routine interactions, as well as learn about greetings and numbers 1-10 in Mandarin.

Grade 1 and 2

In term 1, the Grade 1 and 2 students will be engaged in the unit “Our Fruit Bar我们的水果店”, during which the children will learn and practice the names of different fruits, the usage of simple classifiers, and to create simple texts to list and label in Chinese.

Grade 3-6

In term 1, the Grade 3 to 6 students will be involved in the unit “Our Pentathlon Course我们的铁人五项比赛” to build on their sports related language through group work, games, music and art experiences. They will also learn about some traditional Chinese sports.

Extension groups

Throughout term 1, students from the extension groups will participate in a series of language and cultural lessons, in which they will explore ancient China in areas of symbolic representations, mythology, art and architecture.

 

In coding and robotics this term, the Grade 3 and Grade 4 students will learn how to build electronic circuits using spring-clip baseboards, resistors, capacitors, LEDs (light emitting diodes) and lots of copper wire. Each weekly lesson will have a STEM focus and expose students to real world examples of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Later in the term, the students will learn how to code using an Arduino board.

In addition to Mr Kelly’s coding and robotics program,

Keep up-to-date with the latest coding and robotics lessons on Mr Kelly’s Learning with Digital Technology BLOG http://learningwithdigitaltechnology.global2.vic.edu.au/.

Parents & Friends Association (PFA)

The Parents and Friends Association is an integral and important part of Berwick Lodge Primary School. We work closely with School Council, staff, students and the school community as a whole. Your support is vital and we strongly encourage new membership. Fresh ideas are always most welcome.

Upcoming PFA Events:

Annual Fun Run – Tuesday 14th November 2017

Second Hand Uniform Shop Dates:

Monday 23rd October 2017 – 3.00pm-3.45pm
Monday 13th November 2017 – 8.45am-9.20am
Monday 4th December 2017 – 3.00pm-3.45pm

Canteen

Berwick Lodge Primary School Canteen is run by Bellbrook Catering Services. Days of operation at school are Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

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