We have come to the last week of term and the final sharing about our playground investigations. The 5/6 and 4/5 classes have completed their double page spreads and their book is done. Each section shares the idea that a pair of students worked on as a suggestion to solve one of the two problems their class worked on.
When publishing their work each group needed to think about the content and the layout of the page so that their readers will clearly understand each idea. By using Book Creator the groups were also able to add audio to their page to add more information.
What do you think about the ideas dreamed up by our classes. Have they given you any good ideas. Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.
After adding all of our dots to our satellite image the classes worked with a partner and in whole groups to come up with some survey questions that would give us some more information about our needs in our playground. Mrs S collated these and looked for the commonalities between each class to create an online survey for all the classes to complete.
During the time each class spends with Mrs S and their class teacher students completed the survey. It was very interesting to see the results automatically update as each student submitted their answers. Our classes all saw how efficient it was to use an online survey tool that collated the results as they were entered and created graphs of the data.
The survey data added more information about where students like to play and also what they like to do outside.
We found out that our oval is the most popular play area and the second most popular spot is our netball courts. There are quite a number of students who would still like to be able to play in the junior playground. Some of these students like the sheltered areas that are there and other would like to play with brothers and sisters.
After talking about our results it was time for each group to try and identify some playground problems. Mrs S and our teachers reminded us that we were searching for solvable problems. We found that some problems were people problems, others were space problems, some were safety problems and some were more to do with dreaming of changes we could make to our outside play area.
After working with all 6 classes Mrs S was able to come up with a list of eight ideas. Each class narrowed this down to two and are now focused on imagining clever solutions.
We will be trying to persuade others about our ideas by creating a presentation that describes the solution we have imagined for each problem.
Which problem would you choose? How would you solve it? Please leave a comment sharing your thoughts.