This week we have begun our final inquiry for this year, an inquiry into communities. This is quite an exciting inquiry as we are exploring the different services in our community and how they work. Read More
This week at Magic Years we celebrated Earth Week, a time to appreciate the world around us and learn about the ongoing care and protection needed for the environment moving forward. This was an exciting week for Excellence for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was the culminating week of our inquiry into waste and the environment, giving the children a chance to apply their learning, lead the way in our school and take action. Excellence was also hosting the Earth Week assembly, giving the children an audience to present our new learning to. Throughout this week, we also participated in a range of different activities to consolidate and extend our learning about caring for the environment.
After the initial tuning in stages of our unit, it was clear that the children were interested in how they could reuse and recycle different waste and materials. They were particularly keen to be creative and make things out of cardboard, plastic, paper and other materials. By listening to the children and tapping into their interests, we are allowing them to truly lead the inquiry and drive where the learning goes. With this in mind, we read a familiar story to the children – ‘Not a Box’ by Antoinette Portis.
Last week, when the children came in from snack time, this is what greeted them.