Our Year 3/4 Paddock to Plate investigators are currently learning more about dairy cows. Students researched a mini project by investigating one of the main seven breeds of dairy cows in Australia including Holstein, Jersey, Ayrshire, Illawarra, Aussie Red, Brown Swiss and Guernsey. They had to collect interesting information and present it on a data disk template and collate their facts. There wasn’t a lot of space, so students had to only write the most important details which meant that they had to think as they read, explored and learnt different facts. The results are great, don’t you think!
Today 92 of our school families picked up their Timboon Kitchens Rule (TKR) mystery parcels from the School hall ready to accept the TAP family ‘iso’ challenge. Families are to design and create a meal using all or some of the 4 provided ingredients and can use up to 5 other ingredients. Students are then to upload to Compass Learning Tasks ‘Timboon Kitchen Rules’, a photo of family members cooking, a photo of the completed dish and a copy of their recipe, by 4th September. The TKR family ‘iso’ challenge is designed to encourage students to cook, teach life skills, provide entertainment and a creative cooking opportunity for families. We thank our main sponsor, Saputo Dairy Australia for their generous support. Bon Appetit!!
Unfortunately, COVID restrictions have meant that we have had to cancel our November 2020 TAP's On! curriculum expo for this year, but keep watching this space for TAP activities for the remainder of the semester.
Despite the restrictions imposed by COVID - 19 our remote Family Science Week featuring Deep Blue: Innovation for the Future of our Ocean was wonderful! Thanks to Mrs Maxwell students met a real life, local mermaid, swam underwater near the 12 Apostles, migrated with majestic whales in the Southern Ocean odyssey, performed aquatic experiments and learnt about the Southern Rock Lobster with George the Farmer. Deakin University provided access to a live panel including a marine biologist, a drone engineer and a seaweed scientist who shared what inspired them to pursue their career and their career highlights along the way. Throughout this week we have heard about peoples’ connection to the Deep Blue, learnt how to keep it protected and ideas for the future of our oceans.
As part of the TAP, today our remote learning VCE Food Tech class explored Technology in Agriculture using technology in teaching to learn about the latest technology in food production! Students learnt that there will be 10 billion people in the world by 2050 and that man was no longer the limiting factor in food production. Autonomous robot pickers, bug spreading drones, robotic milkers, weed killing lazers, Internet of Things IoT, vertical farming, alternative sources of protein, genetic manipulation, cultured meats, swarm bots, completely autonomous farms, automated thermal imaging, precision ag, bees with backpacks and GMOs were introduced to students as technology that can be employed in the farms of the future.
Due to COVID restrictions, our P- 6 Family Science Night looks a little different this year as we introduce you to our Remote Science Week 15th - 23rd August with the brilliant theme of "Deep Blue: Innovation for the future of our oceans". Mrs Maxwell introduced the online sessions with a regional ocean challenge and activities were uploaded onto Compass for families to participate in during Science Week. So dive right in and delve into the Parks Victoria activities and keep checking Compass for more Science Week family fun!
Some remote learning tasks are quite a lot of fun as you get to play with your toys AND do your school work as the Year Prep class discovered when they investigated their ‘Rosie’s Walk’ maths activity. Using the Rosie’s Walk story as a guide and pictures from ‘Rosie’s Farmyard’, students had to create their own map of Rosie's travels. Students could make a walk outside using things in nature or their toys to demonstrate where to go and some students drew maps showing where Rosie walked. The photos and maps returned for the Learning Task are going to be collected for a class book to demonstrate how clever our Preps are…the fox won’t get them!
This week’s iso challenge for our Year 3/4 Paddock to Plate students was to make curds and whey out of milk. You may have heard of this before, does this rhyme sound familiar? “Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey. Along came a spider, who sat down beside her, and frightened Miss Muffet away”. Students had to follow the instructions on the experiment sheet to explain as best they could what happened and include a labelled diagram showing the different stages. This is a great background for our guest speaker in a few weeks!
Inspired by the Menindee Central School's MKR task, Timboon P-12 School and the TAP (Timboon Agriculture Project) proudly introduce the TKR (TIMBOON KITCHENS RULE) Family 'Iso" Challenge!
We are looking to support and engage with our school families and maintain our sense of community during the COVID-19 restrictions. The Timboon Kitchens Rule (TKR) family ‘iso’ challenge is designed to encourage students to cook, teach life skills, provide entertainment and a creative cooking opportunity for families.
If you wish to be a part of our challenge your family is required to-
Our clever Year 3/4 teachers and students are constantly looking for ways to combine literacy, science and creativity in their lessons as they learn about Paddock to Plate. The students were tasked with creating a recipe for a ‘Super Shake’ and using their imagination they were to give it an inspirational name, describe how it tasted, and recall what that experience reminded them of. What a delicious way to learn!