Thursday, 29 March 2018

Inquiry Mapping

In our inquiry unit this week we have been focusing on the geography of our school environment. We have learnt all about bird's eye view and have discussed how maps assist us to navigate unfamiliar locations.
Students took a walk around the school and labelled their own school map before having a go at creating our school map using different classroom objects.
Here is a Bird's eye view map of the school.

Enjoy our 3D maps below!

Next week we will be using our new knowledge of maps and bird's eye view to draw and label our own map of Fraser Primary School.
Have a lovely and safe Easter break and enjoy the long weekend. See you next week!

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Garden Grubs

This year, each Learning Community are in charge of a vegetable garden patch. 1/2 have decided to try and grow their own fruit and vegetables using seeds from students' Brain Boost snacks.
There are some vital steps that we need to take to make this successful.

We collected a range of seeds including plum, orange, apple and peach. We left them out to dry on a piece of paper for a couple of days. The students placed the seeds in individual paper envelopes so that they could breathe.

Then students placed a damp piece of paper towel with their seeds into a sealed snap lock bag. They labelled their bags.

This picture shows the seeds collected, labelled, and ready for refrigeration.

The seeds have been placed in the school fridge to simulate winter. The seeds need to be stored in a cool temperature for 70-80 days.

Children will regularly check their seeds to ensure the paper towel is damp.

Do you grow any fruit or vegetables in your garden? What do you grow?