PS2 have been inquiring into living things in their unit ‘Sharing the planet’ and Thursday 30th March was our ‘Celebration of Learning Day’. The children were very excited to showcase their learning and especially proud of all the hard work that they have put into the garden makeover. The garden looks inviting and we have had many visitors such as ants, bees, butterflies, and dragonflies, which was one of the objectives of the garden makeover. All of this would not have been possible without a lot of collaboration within our MBIS community. PS2 parents, the PTA, gardeners, electricians and admin staff have all made significant contributions. However, the biggest applause and thanks go to our children. Without their curiosity, enthusiasm, creativity and cooperation, a beautiful garden would have remained just a dream project. We hope that this little project will inspire our young learners to be caring towards other living things and become lifelong advocates of nature.
The role of ICT is to provide integrated support to the whole curriculum via meaningful technology integration. The Units of Inquiry develop many ICT areas of competence and skills, such as using the internet safely and effectively, researching, inquiring and presenting work electronically.
ICT emphasizes the development of competencies in a range of tools that can be used by the learners across the whole curriculum and in their everyday lives:
- as a tool for inquiry
- a platform for communication between the school and the wider community
- a tool for reflection
- a tool for assessment
- a resource / research tool
- a tool to viewing and presenting learning
- a tool for entertainment
There is a strong emphasis on Digital Literacy and Digital Citizenship through our Digital Literacy and Information Literacy Scope and Sequence documents that guide our learning experiences.