Our team devised a weekly theme of mythical creatures, intending to expand the creative minds and imagination of students through this learning. Throughout the week we formulated crafts connected with this topic and students thoroughly enjoyed these activities.
Activities planned the week following focuced on Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners. With each activity and discussion of the topic, we saw the girls become more reassured in their creative ideas and the lengths of their imagination.
Learning about mythical creatures stimulates students’ minds and expands their understanding of ideas ‘outside the box’. It assists in the development of creativity, enthusiasm, curiosity and confidence outlined in Learning Outcome 4.1, as well as problem solving, experimentation and inquiry in Learning Outcome 4.2. Most importantly, the knowledge and skills developed throughout the week can be transferred and adapted from one context to another, achieving Learning Outcome 4.3.
Both the students and staff allowed their imagination to ‘run wild’ throughout the week, as they thoroughly enjoyed creating and completing the activities.