The children are all happy to be back at school and they have already been hard at work and hard at play!
We decided to put their mapping skills to the test, and where better to do this, than on the road itself! Using an electronic map of our area on their iPads, the children mapped the route that we walked from our school to one of our local shopping centres. The Notability app proved to come in very handy, as the children could make notes about various landmarks along the way as well.
Back at school, they used the information that was gathered “in the field” to complete a task that required them to add information to a map, draw routes and give directions in words. It’s a task that lends itself very well to integration between Social Sciences and English.
Next week the children will create their own GPS recordings in Explain Everything, to practise the skill of giving directions.
We are looking forward to a term of fun-filled, exciting learning. The children will have many opportunities to create, explore and present. We can’t wait to see what they will be getting up to here in Grade 5!