Pen Pal Letters
This term in English, students have been learning about letter writing. In order for students to ‘buy into’ any concept they must understand how it relates to the real world. To this end, an authentic writing experience was created by affording students the opportunity to connect with a Pen Pal student from Sydney, Australia. This task provided students a chance to practically apply their learnt knowledge and for them to practice their writing and reading skills.
Digital Technologies (Coding)
In Digital Technologies students have been acquiring knowledge and understanding of digital systems, data and the processes associated with creating digital solutions. Within this unit of work, students were presented with the task of programming a robot named Dash to accurately complete a marked-out course. A task such as this contributes towards the creation of a fun hands on learning environment, whilst offering an opportunity to further enhance their creativity and problem-solving skills.
Team Building in Room 22
The skills learned from team building are important parts of personal and group development in children. During team building activities, students have the chance to communicate with each other and work towards a common goal. By practicing being an effective team member and team leader, children develop confidence in their own abilities. Learning how to work with others and communication are important by-products of team building.
Game Based Learning
In Room 22 the teaching and learning cycle of Mathematics incorporates a game-based approach. Students consolidate their learnt mathematical concepts by creating and playing math games. Opportunities such as these assist students in exploring fundamental number concepts, such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Mathematical games encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other important mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning.