Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Learning journeys

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Students at Mathoura School are taking their time at home to explore different ways of learning.

Their teachers are including practical based activities like art, cooking, and physical education in their schedule, which the kids have been loving.

And school principal Janice Eddy says this fun also has a dual role of exploring maths, science and reading.

‘‘The kitchen is an excellent classroom,’’ said Mrs Eddy.

‘‘It’s fully equipped with tools to illuminate a variety of maths and science concepts — such as properties of matter and the role of temperatur­e, chemical reactions, measuremen­ts, and volume.’’

Activities have included making honeycomb, baking a delicious gooey chocolate mug cake and experiment­ing with food colouring and milk.

Physical activity is also very important and luckily the children love being active.

The PE activities set over the last fortnight have included the creation of obstacle courses, home bowling and broom hockey.

And when they’re not up and moving about, Zoom has been the go to tool to interact with each other and classroom teachers.

‘‘It is a wonderful way to stay connected, both with their peers and their learning,’’ said Mrs Eddy.

Students have enjoyed the opportunit­y to ‘zoom in’ for a catch up, check-in and receive teaching and guidance.

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LEFT: Sophie Eddy designed an outdoor obstacle course.
RIGHT: Maddison Rohm gets clever learning in the kitchen at home.
ABOVE: Miss Barrett introducin­g today's learning tasks to her class of students over Zoom. LEFT: Sophie Eddy designed an outdoor obstacle course. RIGHT: Maddison Rohm gets clever learning in the kitchen at home.

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