In the first term, all the children did a project on a topic. We had 'genius hour' every Friday where children could work on their projects and otherwise they worked on them at home They posed a question that would drive their project and then had 3 criteria to meet:
1. To RESEARCH the topic using a variety of sources,
2. To CREATE something linked to their findings
, 3. To SHARE their learning in some way with their classmates.
We heard many wonderful projects which were shared in class. The children gave feedback to each other about the things that went well and also where improvements could be made. I thought each of you were very kind, balanced, supportive and encouraging in the words you shared with each other. Great learning happened!
During school closure the children started another project. This time with no teacher help and all on their own with what was available to them. Children, you did amazingly well. I have been so impressed with how the standard of projects have improved, the new skills that have been learned , especially when it comes to presenting, the increased confidence, the range of topics, the amount of learning done and to be shared. It has been a real pleasure to listen to your work over zoom and I look forward to hearing the remaining ones when we return to school. I too have learned lots and I thank you for that!
Below are just a small sample of some of the AMAZING projects that were worked on during this school closure!