Pre-Primary and Year 5 boys build friendships
Boys from Year 5 and Pre-Primary have literally been building friendships from the ground up – through reading together and most recently, in the Tallest Tower Challenge.
Pre-Primary to Year 2 Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator Holly Miller said her Pre-Primary class and Andrew Lane’s Year 5 students had been meeting once a fortnight to read together. Miss Miller said it had fostered lots of positive relationships and provided an opportunity for older boys to connect with the youngest boys in the School.
“It is also a wonderful way to boost the confidence of some reluctant readers – reminding them of the joy of sharing literature with a friend,” she said.
Last Friday, PPHM and 5AL took a break from reading to participate in the Tallest Tower Challenge. Boys worked in mixed teams of Pre-Primary and Year 5 boys to build their own tower made from straws, sticks, boxes, newspapers and more.
Miss Miller said the boys worked co-operatively to work out how best to go about the challenge. “The most impressive teams compromised ideas and thought creatively,” she said. “There were many last minute mishaps including collapsing walls. But in the end, Mr Lane’s ‘Eiffel Tower’ won the challenge – proving to the boys that the triangle is the strongest shape.”