Year 3 have been working collaboratively to inquire into a chosen neighbouring country. They created questions using a question grid about the culture of the country. They graphed their questions depending on their worth (desire to know) or their ability to generate deeper understanding. Once they decided upon their questions they needed to ensure the questions related to the central idea. The boys the then created a plan to lead them to success. Once they decided upon who would do what during the inquiry they got to work with researching, collecting information, sorting it and displaying it on our class data wall.
Here are some photos of the boys assessing their participation within their group at the half way point. They will use this pie picture to guide them in their roles for the rest of the inquiry. A great reflective process!
This week the boys inquired into Indigenous Celebrations and Commemorations. They learnt about what the celebrations/commemorations are, why they are important to the Indigenous people and what this tells us about their beliefs and values. It was interesting see that the boys discovered they had more questions that they want to go further with and find more about.
Today Year 3 participated in a provocation where they were given a general statement and they were required to place themselves in a human graph strongly agreeing, agreeing, disagreeing or strongly disagreeing with the statements.
They then discussed the statements to discover their beliefs drive their actions and thoughts. An interesting and engaging process for everyone.
After reflecting on the graphs we created a manifesto based our beliefs.
On Tuesday the students in Year 3 participated in a day of celebrations in preparation for the “Moon” Festival commencing on 27th September. They took part in various games in the classroom including: Chinese chess, lantern making, ink writing, origami and tangrams. The highlight of the day i think for most students was being able to watch “The Lion Dance”. An enjoyable day for all involved.