The children in Year 1A are currently exploring Project Based Learning. They have been collaborating with each other to investigate and learn more about different aspects of farming in WA. The children have had many opportunities to learn skills such as asking questions, finding resources and applying information. They have enjoyed adding questions to our ‘Wondering Wall’ and working together to read books and surf the internet to learn more about their chosen topics of investigation. Some groups have even been practising making models from playdough in preparation for the design component of the project.
As part of their investigation into dairy farming, the children have also learned that milk comes from cows and that the cream from milk can be made into butter. The highlight of the lesson was when we got to experiment with making our own delicious butter which they then enjoyed with some crackers!