Learning Journey - Mission to Mars
We began the week learning through International Mindedness. We used our Thinkers personal goal to consider why it might be that one day humans would need to leave the planet Earth. We then became enquirers and each home base team researched a different reason, preparing a poster on it and presenting this back to the rest of their class. It was really interesting investigating this and we were especially surprised at how quickly the world's population is continuing to grow!
We then concluded our society learning by thinking about rules for a new Martian society. We considered what the rules should be, what punishments should be in place? How would we make sure this was fair? How would the rule impact and improve life in the new society? This generated lots of intersting discussions amongst the learners as they used their principled personal goal to develop their own moral views as well as considering the roles that people play in groups and societies.
We were also really excited this week to complete our technology learning. Miss Johanna completed a course on robotics over the summer and we were really lucky to have her come and work with us to create a robot rover each. Whilst smaller groups were learning about this, the others were considering the needs of a rover on Mars and were creating designs for this before building a prototype to present to the iCAN Space Academy.
We have ALL (learning facilitators, learners and learning support assistants alike) LOVED this unit and can't believe the amount of learning that has been happening across the whole of the milepost. Please come to our exit points on Thursday afternoon from 1.05-2.05pm so that we can share some of this amazing learning with you all. It is going to be a Mission Press Conference from our weary astronauts who have just landed back from their Martian mission!
Year 5 learners have been continuing to enjoy their book, Grandpa Chatterji. They have been learning about the different points of view of characters in a story and have been mind mapping scenes with different characters. They have then used all of this thinking to rewrite a scene from the point of view of a different character!
Another week of fantastic literacy learning, well done Milepost 3!
Year 5 learners have been investigating shapes this week and have been learning about 2D shapes and 3D objects. They have also been developing their compass skills and have begun to learn about fractions, calculating equivalent fractions and then ordering them accurately!
Amazing learning from the wonderful children in Milepost 3!
dazzled in their respectful during my personal goals all week. resilience when
assembly! Well learning. working with a group.
done to them all!