(Junior Primary Staff)
WHAT GOES ON IN A JUNIOR PRIMARY CLASS?
During the last week:
Grade 3M discussed the basic principles of aeronautics. They had to follow instructions to make an aeroplane that would fly.
Grade 3T conducted a philosophical enquiry into friendship.
Grade 3S were involved in a study of numbers using technology to
enhance their learning.
Grade 2H carried out their own research on owls and recorded their findings on a mind map.
Grade 2M had to construct bridges that would support weight. From class teacher Dale Mantel:
My class received an urgent letter from The Billy Goats Gruff stating that their bridge had collapsed. Discussion on the necessity of assisting them then ensued. The children were put into groups of 5 and were given an A3 piece of paper as well as various materials such as string, sucker sticks, sosatie sticks, tape. Prestik, pipe cleaners etc. They first had to discuss and plan their model on paper and then work as a team in constructing a bridge that had to be suspended between two desks. Having made their magnificent bridges we then brought the concept of mass into the lesson.