Technology Challenge

As a part of our current Inquiry topic ‘Amazing Engineers’ we were given a challenge.

The challenge was:

Biggles our class bear is exhausted! He needs a chair or seat of some kind to rest on. Create a design of your model, collect the materials you’ll need and start making your model.

**** Keep in mind the different ways you can join materials that we have on our class charts!

Here are the final products. When we reflected upon our models we had lots of success and some things to consider for the future. It was  great to see so many people choosing a variety of joining techniques to create sturdy, strong and stable models.

Tell us what you think of our models – we’d love your feedback.

Indigenous Weaving

Today we worked with Miss A as we continue to learn about Indigenous people in Australia.
As a part of our activities we did some weaving with plants that are local to the area we live in, which is the same land of the Kaurna people. We looked at the plants Aborignals use for weaving and other ways that these plants can be used. When Aborignals do weaving it can be to create many different objects they need for their daily lives, e.g. baskets to carry food, to carry tools, to carry grasses to do more weaving with.

We used some weaving frames to start going over and under with the grasses that we picked from our school gardens. As you can see in the pictures, we did lots of weaving and could really see our progress. We look forward to seeing them on display in the front office area.



Squiggle Art

We have been very creative and made some ‘squiggle art‘ pictures.

We all started with the same squiggles on our page and then created lots of different pictures. Then we used the Chatterpix app to make our pictures talk! We explained what each picture was showing and how we created it. Our last step was to share these pictures with the families in our class via Seesaw.

Here are our Squiggle Art clips.