So we think Term 3 was pretty good!
- The children started the term by making their very own possum/bird house as the first project for the term. The Project Based Learning approach enabled the children with the opportunity to use a few different tools and start to understand angles and accuracy. We saw some interesting results in the final designs and outcomes but hopefully you got to see them when they brought them home.
- We certainly uncovered the need for the children to work on their hammering techniques – leverage from the wrist, the whole form – less effort, more “work”.
- We introduced “simple machines” and touched on “complex machines”. Q: Without Googling it can you provide an example of a simple or complex machine? Post it on our Facebook or Instagram page and tag littletradies2019 with your answer.
- Week 7, saw the introduction and early understanding of electricity and how it can be made. The kids used balloons to demonstrate static electricity and if you can believe it we used fruit and a potato to power a small 3 watt LED. In term 4 we will be doing a project that will combine electricity and woodwork – stay tuned!
- Weeks 8 & 9 the children tapped back into their creative side with designing and building and then racing their very own pine racer! We built a race track within Little Tradies, and then the kids got the chance to race to determine if their design and construction was a winner! Check out some of the footage here