Another amazing term we’ve had here at Little Tradies! We started off the term by building a beautiful picture frame. This allowed the kids to put their “tradie” skills back to work after the holidays!
- Know what a diddly bow is? You should now…’The diddly bow is a single-stringed American instrument which influenced the development of the blues sound.’ This was a creative and challenging project, but all the children succeeded and learned a few new skills along the way!
- We moved to a mechanical focus through exploring bike maintenance and how to take care of them; this class was designed for our younger children.
- The older kids got to hone their mechanical learning through the ‘The Most Awesome Billy Cart‘ for our older kids! Aptly nicknamed of the award we won! This special project was devised in such a way that the children were able to combine the skills and concepts that they learnt last term in simple machines, mechanics and gravity. The kids also had the opportunity to race the ‘The Most Awesome Billy Cart’ in the Billy Cart Race & Show-n-Shine race at St Ives Showground, apart of Machines & Macchiatos Triple Shot Super Show.
- The Excursion – our Little Tradies had the chance to go on an “road trip” excursion to the Mosman’s Men Shed for a lesson. The children got to see how a big workshop functions and got to see all the big tools. It was a great learning experience for every child and we look forward to doing similar excursions in the future.
- One of our favourite weeks at Little Tradies is ‘blue bin of mystery.’ The kids choose a up to 5 pieces of wood out of our scrap wood bin and create whatever they like using the skills they have learnt during their time at Little Tradies. This allows kids to be as creative as they like and make something really special.
- We had one excellent birthday this term with the most awesome ‘tradie’ influenced birthday cake.
- Ben Fordham wanted to know all about Little Tradies, so he asked Warwick in for an interview. Check it out here
- A great little article of Little Tradies made the Daily Telegraph in November, plus we got a mention in the Sunday Telegraph ‘Summer Holiday Fun Guide‘!
- Warwick’s son Liam had his Year 4 passion project this term. His challenge was to create something he was passion about….well, he’s passionate about fizzy water so he made a drinks dispenser – check out some of the photos online!
- We attended a carnival at Balgowlah North Public School. We were invited to showcase Little Tradies in late November. Great timing considering our launch into the Northern Beaches!
- So this is Xmas! To finish off the term and celebrate the festive season, the children made LED stars! This consisted of the children getting a star and adding an LED light to it with which was powered by a battery. By building this we were able to revisit the concept of circuits and electricity!
We’ve captured most of what we’ve done this term on our Facebook page which you can find here