Years 2 to 6

Term 1: Saturday 06  February and finish on Saturday 27 March 2021. (8 WEEKS) 

In Term 1, we are pleased to offer the following packages for students from Years 2 to 6: 

TWO COURSES:  a new look at books AND THE NUMBER DETECTIVE 

Courses are offered as a package, with two courses in each package, meaning all students enrolled will do both courses. Each class integrates hands-on activities around an interesting and exciting central theme.  This term students will learn about:

A New Look at Books  - Kath Lathouras 

In term 1, we will expand our view of picture books to look at a developing genre of books that came to be known by the label “postmodern picture books".

What is interesting about postmodern picture books is not necessarily what they are, but what they can do for readers. They invite us to find new structures, explore different symbols, codes and conventions, and utilise a variety of interpretive strategies in order to make sense of the complexities within these texts. 
 
We will explore how postmodern picture books often contain non-linear plots, polyphonic narrators, intertextual references, a blending of genres, and indeterminacies.

The Number Detective - Vanessa Romero

Unlock secrets of the world of numbers and solve cases using mathematics

Calling all math wizards, problem solvers, lovers of mysteries and numbers…

The Number Detective Course is designed to further stimulate students’ interest in numbers and problem-solving. It is for those who love numbers! In this exciting program, participants will explore the crucial role numbers play in understanding areas of their world. Why are people uncomfortable about Friday the 13th? Where does a ‘dozen’ come from? How can 56 people eat one pizza? All these questions and many more will be answered in this compelling course. 

Students will also inspect and solve a series of problems and mysteries involving patterns, numbers and code-breaking. Using a hands-on approach, student detectives will be required to use their creative and critical thinking skills to complete mini-projects and a plethora of challenging problems and cases.

Are you ready to put your problem-solving strategies to the test.

Course projects: Students will undertake hands-on projects during the term and will create their own TED Talk to communicate ideas worth spreading. 

COST: $495.00 INC GST 

* This fee includes all resources and materials. Please note that cancellation attracts a 5% administration fee. Courses will operate with 8 or more participants and spaces are strictly limited

Our programs start at 1.00 pm and finish at 4.00 pm. Each course runs for one hour and twenty minutes with a twenty minutes break in between.

Enrolments close on Friday 29 January 2021. No student will be permitted to attend without prior notification. For further information, please contact the PLC Sydney Extension Centre or call (+612) 9704 5634. 

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