|Technology is intervention by design. As our contribution to learning about the living world, in Hard Materials we have decided to help our local bird population and are busy making bird nesting boxes. The term has gone quickly, but we’re nearly finished. We are hoping to put some up around the school and increase the number of birds in our environment.|
In term 2 we made fidget spinners
Crystals coffee table
Samim and Erene’s desk tidies
Tree house designs by Sharnadel, Kethleen and Ocean
This term students will be exploring how knowledge is passed to future generations. As a result we will be constructing time capsules which we will pack with items that reflect the students time, culture and values. Please discuss some possible ideas with your family in the coming weeks.
Well done to the year 6 students from St Leonards who made these creative USB drives as part of the Wednesday afternoon extension programme.
Week 5 and students are putting their design ideas to the test. Aero and hydrodynamics, electric circuits and balance are all being tested as our boats take shape.
This week students are research boating related questions that are personally meaningful for them. Once our academic, cultural and social investigations are completed we will unleash our creative side while we draw our own design.
Welcome back to the first week of term 2. This term we will be exploring aerodynamics and electric circuits as we design and build model boats. Students can get some more ideas by checking out the following sites.
This is our last week of term so students are busy finishing off their projects. They have been developed for their class or team so feel free to come in and check out their creation.
This week students are finishing off various components and are looking to assemble their projects.
This week students are hard at work building their solutions to classroom play and engaging environments. Giant Jenga, Gutter boards, Achievement Shields are all underway to make our school a fun place to learn.
This week are we are in the construction side of things. Students are exploring what steps are needed to build their project and with assistance from Mr Boyd are making a great start.
The work students undertake in this technology involves research, technical and design drawings, working with materials including wood, paint, clay, plastics, electronics, and metals.
They also learn to use a wide variety of machinery while focusing on safety first!
Students are encouraged to work independently and cooperatively in an exciting, robust discovery learning environment.
This week in the Chop Shop we are focusing on quality questioning. While looking at our focus “Engaging Environments” we have been using a higher order question matrix, looking at cultural, social and academic connections, and exploring trustworthy information sources.
Hello and welcome to the Chop Shop for 2016. My name is Mr Boyd and I have the privilege of teaching in the Hard Materials/Chop Shop. First I would like to acknowledge the creative students who constructed amazing projects for family, the school and our local community.