Mrs Whitechurch’s group have been investigating plants and what they need to grow. They have discussed with Ms McIntosh about designing and planting a lovely garden bed in the school grounds, and received expert advice from Denis. The student’s discussed what types of plants grow best at this time of year and how to look after them. They planted seedlings in their group and were amazed at how quickly they have grown. The veggie garden is beginning to take shape.
In Mrs Rowell and Mrs Smith’s group, the students have been exploring Woodwork. They are developing skills to make and repair with different types of wood. They have been designing and experimenting with these materials. They wrote letters to Mr Jackson, Bunnings and an expert, inviting them to come and share their knowledge and skills with us. We are looking forward to making our own birdhouse creation on the 10th of June.
In Miss Lange’s group, the students have been developing the understanding of how garments are made. They have been designing and experimenting with patterns and learning how to hand sew which has been great for their fine motor abilities and hand-eye coordination. They have been eager to design a pattern to make a garment for their favourite toy or teddy. They are going to catch the train to Heidelberg to Darn Cheap Fabrics to purchase all the materials they need to create a fashion statement.
In Mrs Weston and Ms Adams’ group, the students have been exploring their cake decorating skills using icing, cake fondant and piping. They have enjoyed experimenting and developing design techniques using these materials. They are also further developing their ICT skills, researching cake designs. They are looking forward to designing and creating a cake for a particular celebration. On Friday, 10th June, the students are walking to Rosanna shops to purchase all the ingredients needed to create a cake fit for MasterChef!
Our Investigations are rich in many areas of learning and development and the students have been so engaged and motivated during these sessions.