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God’s Beautiful Animals: Year 3 Investigates Endangered Species

In Year 3, our class has developed a passion and amazement for God’s beautiful animals. This year, Endangered Species Day is on 18 May, so we have been looking at ways to protect our endangered species and their habitats. We loved creating art pieces that expressed the beauty of God’s creation.

In Project-Based Learning we have investigated which animals are extinct, which ones are close to extinction and what can be done to protect them.…

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Jack and the Beanstalk, STEAM Style

We all know the story about Jack and the Beanstalk… but did you know that Jack had to find a quicker way to get back home from the Giant’s house in the sky? Using Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM), we are going to take you on a journey of the process we took to solve Jack’s problem.

Our problem…

How, oh how, can we help Jack (AKA a Lego man) get back home…

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The Game Project: Year 7 WOW Day

On Tuesday 5 March, Year 7 students came back from the long weekend excited for a day out of regular classes to start a new project-based learning exercise. Over the rest of this Term and into the next, they will be working on “The Game Project”.

In Periods 1 and 2, students and teachers enjoyed playing a variety of board games together like Bohnanza, Lords of Waterdeep, Munchkin, Kingdomino, Dr Who Risk and Ticket to…

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Relishing Play: Project-Based Learning in Year 1-2

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed their first Project-Based Learning session last Wednesday. We are using this Term to focus on the thread of “Relishing Play” from the curriculum resource Transformation by Design. This thread is focussed on “students having an attitude of joy-filled play as they respond to what God has provided and Christ has restored”.

This Term we are going to be using our God-given creativity to create board games. We…

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How Did it Get to Me? Investigating Needs and Wants in Year 2

During Term 2, Year 2 students investigated how some of the needs and wants within their local communities were generated and what goods and services were being produced and used to meet them. Students looked at the flow of production and processes which brought these goods to their personal consumption.

The Christian focus of the project: God provides because He loves us and wants us to flourish despite our sinfulness. He is the ultimate provider,…

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Year 5 Board Games (Project Based Learning)

This semester the Year 5 class has engaged in Project Based Learning (PBL). The task that was set for them was to create a board game for a specific age group that they believed could be sold at Toys R Us.

The students were placed in small groups and they were required to design, create and construct a game that does not resemble any game on the market today. They also had to write the…

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