Project Based Learning has been successfully implemented at Hilltop Road for several years, and we are always excitied to see our students showcasing the results of their projects. In the last couple of weeks, we have enjoyed PBL exhibitions from our Kindergarten, year 1 and year 3 students.
Kindergarten has completed a project developing the concept of appreciation, by demonstrating their appreciation of nature. Students researched trees and the different types and uses of trees. They enjoyed an excurison to Auburn Botanic Gardens and an array of hands on experiences to support their research. Our kindergarten students also developed their language skills and rhyming. For their final exhibition, students selected a particular type of tree for which to demonstrate their appreciation. They created artworks and wrote and recorded rhyming couplets. Our students presented their work with confidence and we were extrememly proud of their efforts.
Year 1 recently completed a science based project, developing their understanding of force and motion. They conducted experiments in the classroom and in the Makerspace with Mr Phil, to build their knowledge of different types of forces, such as push, pull and friction, and how they effect objects. To share their undertstanding, students designed and made a toy they could use to demonstrate force and motion. We were very impressed with year 1's toy creations, and the explanations they shared with us at their PBL exhibition.
Year 3 engaged in a project to deepen their knowledge of Australia's history and geography. After building their background knowledge of significant people, places and events in Australia's history, students in groups selected a unique Australian destination to research. They created a poster, brochure and third product of their choice, to promote their destination. Some of the third products included green screen videos, raps, models, presentations, artworks and food. Year 3 showcased their destinations at an Australian Travel Expo. Everyone who came along was excited to find out about so many interesting Australian places and hear the studnets share their knowledge to promote their destinations.
Congratulations to all of the students who have showcased their work at our recent PBL exhibitions. We are very proud of the way they lead and articulate their learning. We are looking forward to seeing what is to come in our future exhibitions.