OnLand Learning - primary (K-6) Friday program

Another great Friday on the beach as part of this term's Onland Learning.  This day is about connecting children with each other and 'big' ideas - often disguised as play.  The program is designed around authentic learning based on the VAST model (Values, Attitudes, Skills), and often hits our NESA requirements for PDHPE (Personal Development Health and Physical Education: see here), as well as applied learning in Maths, Science and Creative Arts.
 

An Outline of the day’s program is below:

8:00 – 9:30am: Teacher setup time

9:30 – 10:00: settling time for students who are dropped off and those arriving by bus.

10:00 – 11:30: Learning Family groups

Developing a multi-age approach with our Year 6 student taking on more leadership and role-modelling.

Activities of Challenge: groups take on organised and supervised ‘games’

AdamBall – a game with many names and much loved by school kids! A big like dodge ball but played on a court with clear rules. (with Adam and Zac)

Skip Rope – a traditional game but one that not many children play anymore. A large rope and then a run in and jump! (with Annie and Tori)

Football/Soccer – beach soccer (with Miguel and Mitchell)

Beach run – challenge Miguel to run the beach and back

11:30 – 11:45: break for lunch munch and drink

11:45 – 1:30: Play-Based Learning

The Circle Challenge – a circle is drawn in the sand and the child must stay within that circle for as long as they can, or until time runs out.

Re-Framing Picasso – a visual arts focus on grid drawing and scaling with a great dollop of maths (ratio and proportion) and history (cubism to modern)

Civilisation Building – a focus on collaboration to create sand civilisations

Sand-castling – build a castle with a perfect square using only a rope to form right angles (Maths and 3D modelling)

Rock platform investigations – explore rock pools and look for invertebrates, shells, and fish (Biology)

1:45: Prepare for home

2:00 – 3:00: teachers packup