Innovation Centre - Term 1 Reflection

Year Three Reflection

In the Makerspace kitchen, we made pizza, muffins and scrambled eggs. When we made pizza, we used different types of flour. We used self-raising flour instead of plain flour and it made our pizza rise! We had many different toppings to choose from, but the overall favourite was cheese and ham. We also made easy scrambled eggs and healthy sugar-free muffins. It was so yummy and fun to make that some of us went home to make it for our families!    I3T
As Year Three students, we get to look after the chickens. It’s so much fun going to visit and feed the chooks. This term, we’ve been learning about the school values through the chickens. For example, you need to show integrity by keeping the code a secret. You also need to show responsibility by feeding the chickens the right foods.   As you can see, the chickens are very fun. We’ve also learned about their life cycle through Science.       Samantha
In I3C we learned about chickens and did some eggsperiments. Fertilise means when a female and a male chicken make a chick and unfertilized means those eggs go to the supermarket.        Bushra I3C
In I3C we looked after the chickens and we fed and checked if there were eggs. Once there was an egg, we were able to feel it. It was warm and I even held a chicken! We learned about the anatomy of an egg. The parts of the egg are yolk, chalaza, albumen, and shell. We did a few egg-cellent eggsperiments and my favourite was “How strong is an eggshell?”. I got to stand on the eggs and they could hold 4 children, 18 dictionaries, and 60 exercise books. A fun fact is that only hens lay eggs and if the egg is fertilized it will become a chick. The eggs that are not fertilized go to the supermarket. Science this term was eggcellent!       Aarya I3C
Art Show
We are very excited about the Art Show next term. Our class has started our class artwork. We are creating an under the sea theme artwork using quilling. Quilling does not use any ink or texta. Instead it is just paper and glue. Basically, we create spirals with the paper and glue it down. It’s a really simple technique but looks really cool. We can’t wait for you to see it at the CPS Art Show.      Liam and Zahir


Year Four Reflection

Science (I4K)
We have been learning about space. We learned about the planets in our solar system, the distances between them, how big space is and what you need to survive in space. We made a mini-city that user skills from applied maths and science. We had to research what humans would need to survive and how to create accurate maps. My mini-city was on the moon. My group chose the moon because we thought it was fascinating that Neil Armstrong had visited it and we wanted our city there too. We made sure we had oxygen on the moon by bringing up tanks from earth. We also made food by planting seeds in a farming area and we had animals too. I thought it was really interesting that we have one sun in our galaxy but every galaxy has a sun and there are bigger ones than ours. I really enjoyed visiting the planetarium at Scienceworks too!      Hanna Wong I4K
I loved our visit to Scienceworks because I liked seeing the exhibitions and learning new things. The planetarium was awesome. It was cool lying down and looking at all the star constellations.      Emma I4K
I had fun at Scienceworks and it’s exciting to visit. I loved the Sportworks and racing Cathy Freeman and being active!   Ben I4K
Scienceworks was epic because there were lots of interesting things we could do. I really liked the planetarium, it was interesting to look at the stars      Luke I4K
Kodu Narratives (I4V)
I loved Kodu narratives because it improved my skills in coding and it was something good to work on. The Kodu narrative was where we created a video game based on our narratives and created a world with characters in it. We planned, drafted and published our work using digital technology. I liked how the narrative connected with coding. A challenge I overcame was making sure my narrative made sense and connected with my Kodu game. I’m proud of how I linked the two by creating a clear setting and characters and I did a lot of editing and revising. I learned how to do proper editing by stepping up the words and describe the setting and character.      Ava Kearney I4V
Myths and Legends (I4H) 
I liked making my own myths and legends. That was the most enjoyable bit because we could make our story as unique as we wanted, we got to choose our camera angles for filming and we designed our costumes      Emily Wong I4H
I liked learning about lots of different myths and legends from different parts of the world. It was great that we got a chance to act them out!    Ellie  Kokinos I4H
In Art this term we have been learning about the 7 Elements of Art, with a particular focus on how to use Space in 2D artworks. We have spent the second half of the term setting individual goals for an art project of their choice to be completed in a Studio based setting. Students will have access to a range of different materials to create artworks based on their own individual ideas and interests. We’re looking forward to an exciting term ahead.
This Term, Grade 3 & 4s have been examining their individual fitness levels and learning the Quick Stix Lacrosse.
Students have gathered data to understand their fitness levels, through cardiovascular fitness testing (Beep Test) and muscle strength and endurance (sit ups, push ups, star jumps etc.). Students will use this data to set themselves individual goals for improving, by increasing the score or number of repetitions in time set, and/or by improving on techniques. When given the opportunity to repeat these tests and exercises, students will be able to reflect on where they have improved, or not. They will be asked to consider why they have/have not made improvement and how what steps they might take to improve in the future. Quick Stix Lacrosse is an entry level modified version of the game that allows students to develop the basic skills of scooping, throwing and catching. Once these basic skills have been introduced, students have consolidated their learning in modified games that promote inclusion and safety. They use attacking and defending skills (dodging, passing, moving to space, incepting) to gain control of the ball.