Starting week 7, Term 3, 2014.
What is it? This is an open-ended and group work based unit of work where students will research a topic of their choice from Mathematics or Science and then teach it to other students in the group. This must be a topic area that is unfamiliar to the children, but one in which they have an interest and a desire to enquire. The students will also be required to create an animated presentation of their topic which will support their teaching of it.
Examples of these topic areas in Mathematics might be problem solving involving multiplication and division, angles, area and volume or even algebra. In Science, the topic could be: tectonic plates, atoms and molecules, weather, or plants and trees.
This unit is designed to test student’s abilities to learn and understand a new concept. It will also require the students to learn new ICT skills.
Who will teach it? Mr Wakeford.
When does it start? Term 3, week 7. Monday 25th of August for 5th and 6th class, and Tuesday 26th of August for 2nd, 3rd and 4th class.
What days and time is it on? Mondays from 2:50 – 3:30 for 5th and 6th class students; Tuesdays from 2:50 – 3:30 for 2nd,3rd and 4th class students.
How long does it go for? It will run for eight sessions (until week 4 of term 4)
Who can sign up? The Unit of Work is open to all students from 2nd to 6th classes. Anyone who wants to can join, on a first come, first served basis.
When do you have to let us know? If you want to join please tell your class teacher by Wednesday 20th of August.
BUT There will be a limit of 10 children on each day. If the enrichment unit is over-subscribed and some students miss out, we will consider offering it again.