Term Two 2015

What a busy term two we’ve had so far. Read about some of the things we’ve been up to outside the classroom that complement our Inquiry Learning units.

Toys Over Time/How Toys Move Incursion

This term, all students attended an incursion run by Supreme Incursions. The incursion was tailored to suit our Inquiry Learning focuses of the History of Toys and How Toys Move. The session started with a visit to their Toy Museum where we saw lots of very old toys and had a discussion about what they were made of and how they have changed over time. The session was then organised into four toy categories; ‘Up and About Island’, ‘Skill Island’, ‘Imagination Island’ and ‘Construction Island’. The students had the opportunity to play with a huge range of toys in each section, learning interesting facts about them, how they work, the materials they are made from and how they have changed over time.

Did you know?

  • The creator of Barbie and Ken based them on her son and daughter, Barbara and Kenneth. Barbie and Ken are brother and sister!!!
  • The oldest known doll was discovered in a tomb in Egypt.
  • A long time ago, tin toys were only allowed to be played with by royals.
  • Snakes and Ladders is an ancient Indian board game. The phrase ‘back to square one’ originates from this game.

MFB Visit

MFB Visit

The Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) provides a Fire Safety Education program for Prep students which aims to help children develop a basic understanding of fire safety. The program, which is delivered by firefighters, addresses the following key areas;

  • firefighters are our friends and good community helpers
  • fires that are good/safe or bad/unsafe
  • good/safe fires always have an adult in charge
  • smoke alarms alert us to the presence of smoke and fire
  • crawl down low and go, go, go when evacuating a smoke-filled room
  • stop, drop, cover, roll if your clothes are on fire
  • every family needs to identify a safe meeting place
  • the number to phone for emergency help is 000

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