Year 2 and the Makerspace

Year 2 and the Makerspace Central Idea  Technology has changed over time and influences the way people live. Key Concepts     Change and Connection Related Concepts Innovation and Discovery Lines of Inquiry What technology is. How technology has changed over time. Ways technology has influenced our lives. Design Task Future Technology: Design a Car

The JS Library Makerspace

THE JS LIBRARY MAKERSPACE        Access is for staff and students throughout the term where there is a combination of fixed and flexible Makerspace workstations. CONNECTIONS TO CURRICULUM The JS Library Makerspace is connected to the teaching and learning through Units of Inquiry (IB Primary Years Programme), through activities that support the JS […]

LIGHT UP THE LIBRARY: Makerspace Cardboard Construction

This term is always about Book Week and the promotion of reading. This year we are focusing on the pairing with a Makerspace concept. At the start of term, students nominated their interest in a cardboard construction activity. Over the course of two lunchtimes, students planned the lighthouse, presented their ideas, assessed the best plan and […]

JS Library Makerspaces & STEM in the JS:Robotics

This term select students in Year 1 & 2 had the opportunity to explore with WeDo Lego robotics. Students explored the features of the software,  developing problem-solving skills through experimentation with Lego and  were exposed to what it means to think computationally through programming. Students reflected on the experience -see the PADLET below. Created with Padlet   Screenshots from the […]

The Junior School Library & The PYP

The Junior School Library Facilities and Services Search – Ask – Learn – Connect JS VIRTUAL LIBRARY   JS BLOG   JS WIKI    JS LIBRARY NETVIBES   JS EDMODO    EBOOKS WHEELERS The Junior School Library provides curriculum based resources, literature and recreational materials in a variety of formats which support the continually changing needs of the Junior School community. Students […]

Celebrate Literacy in the JS Library Term 3 Activities Week 1

Week 1 Literacy Celebrations Term Three READ AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE We have been exploring the annual Book Week theme through the lens of the  PYP.  The theme is Australia My Story Country which we have adapted to exploring story through World Stories (using the continents as a way to organise these countries). We have selected books from each […]

Global Day of Design

CREATE – CONNECT – COLLABORATE In the JS Library Makerspace, we aim to develop students love of learning through hands-on learning by challenging the thinking process.                 It is “a holistic approach that links the disciplines so that the learning becomes connected, focused, meaningful, and relevant to learners” […]

Term 4 in the JS Library

Sphero Maze #Challenge Robotics rule:The Junior School Library #Makerspace — Julia Boulton (@julia_boulton) <ahref=”″>October 30, 2015   Great to see the ‘Maker Space’ learning continue- this time with the Junior School students and Robotics. — St Andrews Lutheran (@SALC_Principal) October 28, 2015