13 Nov

Congratulations to our Partridge Room three year old children who won a local Mitre 10 competition!

The children in our Early Learning Centre – Partridge Room recently created a scarecrow for Mr McGregor’s Garden based on the loved Peter Rabbit series. They entered a local Mitre 10 Competition and won first prize!

Designing and Making the Scarecrow

First the children made a mind map to decide what they needed to make a scarecrow; eyes, mouth, a face, a hat, pants, underwear, and a hat.

After the design process they started looking at materials to make it with. They decided on newspaper and pantyhose for the body. They used hessian and straw for the head.

Once the body was constructed the children added clothes donated by the Ethan’s family. To finish off the design, the children glued on the hair and painted the face.

Entering the Mitre 10 Competition

Once it was completed, the scarecrow was entered into a competition at Mitre 10. 

The Partridge children won $250 worth of garden supplies. They were able to choose supplies together. They were very excited.

Learning is so much fun

As the children engaged in this project they developed a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation. This project helped the children to develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity.

Thank you to Amanda Hazelwood, 3 Year Old teacher, for sharing this story.