June 24

Prep Apple Science Experiment

As part of learning about how to stay healthy, the prep classes did an experiment to find out about how clean (or germy) our hands are, and what the effects of this can be!

Apple experiment

We started with an apple cut into 2 pieces. One piece went straight into a jar without being touched. We called this Apple A.

Apple A

The next piece got handed around to each member of the class to touch and hold before going into its jar. We called this Apple B.

Apple B

We waited for about a week or so and then recorded our observations about the changes and effects of the bacteria on our hands (even though our hands didn’t look dirty at the time).


We discussed what we thought this experiment may have taught us:

“It taught me that there were germs on our hands”

“Germs can make things go yucky”

“You can spread germs by touching things”

“You have to wash your hands!”

We have lots of enthusiastic scientists in Prep and we look forward to making some more scientific observations next term, in our unit on “Our World of Animals”.

In term three MPPS will also celebrate Science Week – keep an eye out for events coming up!

June 17

Buddies, Thursday 11th June

For our Buddies session this week, we ask our little buddies what they would like to eat in a “Healthy Lunch” and everyone said thing like carrot, tomato, cheese and ham. So we decided in our next hour we spend with our buddies, to make our very own healthy lunch all our buddies planned what they will have in their lunches. We drew labeled diagrams and made lists of all the things we would have, and let me tell you, everyone was super healthy! I think everyone liked the lesson and I think everyone is looking forward to the next one too.

June 17

Literacy Information Evening

Thanks to all the parents who were able to come along to our literacy information session last night. Click on the link below to access the handout of information, focusing on prompts and ideas to support home reading!

Reading information for prep parents

You can also access the powerpoint presentations from our literacy leader Andrea Gale. These were presented at the literacy partnerships morning workshops. The link below will take you to our MPPS literacy website, where you can access the slideshows. This website also has further information about resources that are used to support the literacy program from Prep to Year 6 at Moonee Ponds P.S.