Learning through Play

We explored our curiosity in Investigative Play today. We particularly enjoyed exploring a range of activities in anticipation for Christmas!


Investigative Play

This morning were engaged and active participants in our learning. We explored a range of provocations!

student reflections:

“I’m making a Christmas ball ball” – Kai

“I played soccer” – Alexander

“I play with Jaimie and I find a millipede” – Ethan N

“Obstacle course” – Beau

“I played with everyone and I played with Jaimie and I made a ball ball. I played with Ethan N and Daniel” – Leo

“I made music” – Ebony

“I was making Christmas balls” – Ravleen

“I went on the laptop” – Elnathan

Children are effective communicators

This morning we started our day with Come Read with Me and Writer’s Workshop. Literacy and numeracy capabilities are important aspects of communication. Literacy is the capacity, confidence and disposition to use language in all its forms. Literacy incorporates a range of modes of communication including music, movement, dance, story telling, visual arts, media and drama, as well as talking, listening, viewing, reading and writing. Have a look at our engagement.


Today we enjoyed exploring a range of provocations;

  • Making playdough for the bakery
  • Christmas card and decorations
  • Sensory Play
  • Making stress balls
  • Obstacle course
  • Christmas pictures

what was your speck of gold?

My speck of gold was making a bay-blade- Ethan B

My speck of gold was playing – Gurneet

My speck of gold was playing outside with Anoop- Jasper

My speck of gold was bay-blade- Jaimie

My speck of gold was going on the laptop – Neveah

My speck of gold was playing lego – Ethan J

My speck of gold was drawing – Sara

My speck of gold was playing with my friends and drawing- Deeksha.

My speck of gold was playing bay-blade- Gurshaan

Our Zoo Excursion

We had an awesome excursion to the zoo last Thursday. It was so much fun to see all of the different animals. Have a look at some of our snap shots from the day (sorry they’re so late to be uploaded!).


This morning we explored and engaged in the following provocations:

  • Christmas tree decorations
  • Make your own obstacle course with loose parts
  • Photobooth fun
  • Potion making
  • Dot painting
  • Bowling
  • Can you make a city?
  • Can you make Adelaide Zoo?

It was great to see the children in flow while collaborating to design and create an obstacle course. Ethan J said “if you fall, that is the water”. James decided to carefully place our toy sharks in the middle of the course. Leo and Jackson acted as sharks to catch the people who fell off- what fun!

Student Reflections

“I did the obstacle course. We played on there it was easy and tricky” – Leo

“I made a ninja star car and a city. In my city I had a car and a cop”  – Ethan B

“In investigations I made potion” – Aleda

“In investigations I did potion” – Lydia

“In investigations I went with the obstacle course. I put some ink in the middle and some water and sharks in the middle. I had four tunnels it was unbreakable” – Ethan J

“In investigations I play on the obstacle course” – Beau

“In investigations I played bowling” – Jaimie

“In investigations I play with Anoop. Marble” – Jasper

“I played with the little connecting things. I made a car” – Kai

“I played with Kai” – Daniel

“I played bowling” – Alexander

“In investigations I played bowling” – Jordan

“I played with my friends with slime” – Deeksha

“In investigations I played on the laptop” – Neveah

“In investigations I played in the village” – Poppie

“I played with Jasper and the marble run” – Anoop

“I played with photobooth” – Awan

“Made hamburger” – Li-One

“I played in the home corner” – Lenni

“I made zoo and I pack up. I played with my friend. My friend Krish ” – Ethan N