Friday, July 12, 2019

Polynesian Navigation animations

Here are some of the animations created by the Year 5&6 Extension group. In Term 2 they have been learning about ancient Polynesian navigation techniques. The early Polynesians were skilled navigators and used signposts from nature to help them navigate their way around the Pacific Ocean to find land.

Created by Kiarah

Created by Julianna

Created by Jane

Friday, July 5, 2019

Inquiry Research - Early Navigators

This term the theme is called 'I like your Latitude'. The Year 5&6 Extension group have been doing some research around Polynesian navigation techniques as well as looking at other explorers such as the Vikings. The students were put into six teams: Pacific Navigators, Vikings, Explorers, Modern Sailors, Pilots and Astronauts. Each team had to find out information about their topic and share their knowledge and understanding at the Paideia Seminar held at the end of the term. Here is some of their research.