Introducing Gopher Green!

Gopher Green is an I Love Reading character who solves problems with creativity.  He encourages us to “Think It” and connect problem solving with personal experiences.  During Semester 1, including our Genesis@Home learning, Gopher Green has challenged the students in Prep to Year 2 and as a result Gopher Green has

  • taken children’s thinking deeper into their learning
  • made children think broader about their ideas
  • made learning meaningful and fun!

Design a pirate ship – Year 2

The Gopher Green ‘design a bridge for Mr Sterling’ challenge was a perfect opportunity for our Lower Primary students to engage with the Design and Technologies Curriculum.  They explored and investigated using different materials, components, and tools to create a potential solution for a real issue.

Through Gopher Green challenges, students in Prep to Year 2 also learn to use a range of technologies including graphical representation techniques to communicate.  They draw, model and explain ideas, label drawings, draw objects as two-dimensional images from different views and verbalise design ideas.   When working on group design projects, students are aware of others and the need to work safely and collaboratively.

“Think left and think right and think low and think high.  Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”

Dr Seuss

Kind regards,

Mrs Anne-Maree Kingston

Director of Innovation and Learning (Lower Primary)