In Maker Time we investigate and use technology to find new ways of using everyday items to make a creation. We start with a base object and turn it into something useful or imaginative by adding a few bit and pieces.
Items we can choose from to use on our creation
We share our ideas and explain what our creation is, how it functions, and the ways it can be used. Each time we have a new challenge such as finding different ways to attach bits without using sticky tape, or adding a moving part to our design.
Here are some of our creations:
Made using a paper plate
Starting with a foam cup
Our paper bag creations
We explored a variety of toys through the ages that our parents and grandparents may have played with and compared them to the toys we have now
In Literacy we are using Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar to help us learn to recognise letters and write words and sentences. Sometimes we follow up with a craft activity to help us develop our fine motor skills.
Here are our paper plate ‘t’ Turtles.
We made ‘d’ dinosaurs. Next we brainstormed what we think the world might have been like when dinosaurs lived on the Earth and created a habitat for our dinosaur.
To help us learn our 2 dimensional shapes in Mathematics we made shape creatures. Here are some of our creations.