During Week 2 RFF, I lead the Kindergarten Team in Hexagonal Curriculum Mapping with the assistance of Pat. We begun with the protocols and then discussed the guidelines. Most importantly, to think critically about the connections and question them to ensure we are not forcing connections.
We had a focus on Science, as we are working with Simon Crook this term and I thought it would be beneficial to gain a deeper understanding of the new Science syllabus. We started with the Science outcomes and the looked at how we could make connections with other KLA's. As a team, we found this to be a great opportunity to engage in professional dialogue and critical thinking about the connections we each made. I have attached a picture below of the work we produced. This has given us some great learning opportunities to provide our students throughout the term.
This learning has been used in the creation of the Science unit this term for Kindergarten. Additionally, in our Week 5 RFF we asked for extra time to plan with Simon and he assisted us in using these links.
I shared this work at the meeting for Hexagonal Mapping on Monday Week 3 and it was interesting how others had different suggestions and saw things differently. Throughout the term until the next meeting, my challenge is to ensure I continue to use these connections and reassess the changes throughout the term.
It was a very beneficial session and I look forward to continuing to use this in Science