Art is something the students look forward to every Thursday afternoon. We often take inspiration from Famous artists or other Art blogs. This week we were in search of art to build on our inquiry learning of the human body. We found these fantatsic models made from wire and foil, standing on coloured card with an imaginary shadow. They were fun and creative. Thanks to Doodles and Noodles Blogspot for this wonderful idea. http://doodles-and-noodles.blogspot.fr/2012/10/figurative-sculpture.html
As we are learning about Body Systems we have invited in our parents, who work in the health industry to come and visit. This week we very lucky to have Bernie come and share her expertise about being a neo natal nurse at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
I learnt that all the cords and wires that are attached to the tiny new born babies is just to help them survive. They check the baby’s heartbeat and breathing. It gives the baby milk also. At the hospital they have a mini zoo and aquarium, classrooms and a playroom for the older children. I really enjoyed learning about what Bernie does. It sounds like a very happy job to have.
At the Royal Children’s Hospital they have a play room that is strictly for having fun. No medical staff are allowed to go in there. They also have a movie theatre there. I learnt about how much the nurses help the new born babies. It is great to see them go home stronger and healthier.
Welcome back to Term 2. Our Inquiry Learning this term will look at “How our personal choices impact our health.
We will also develop the following understandings:
- The human body is a complex system that can be affected by the choices we make
- Each body system has a vital role in the healthy functioning of our body
- We have a responsibility to make choices that are going to keep our bodies healthy
Our Visit to the Melbourne Museum and Imax on PhotoPeach
It was a fabulous day at Melbourne Museum and Imax. The human body exhibition showed the various systems that help our bodies to function. We discovered 3D models of the inside of the body, the skeleton and the brain.
The Human Body movie, at Imax, was as big as a 7 storey building. It was an incredible journey through the body and how it functions every day of our lives. We are learning so many new and exciting things about our bodies.