Basket Weaving – As a part of our 100 years celebration.
Rosemarie Kavanagh visited the class to introduce basket weaving using native willow. The pupils were actively involved in basket weaving. We learned that basket weaving (also basketry or basket making) is the process of weaving or sewing pliable materials into three-dimensional artifacts, such as baskets, mats, mesh bags or even furniture. Weaving is a fun and inexpensive activity that helps develop fine motor skills. Weaving also helps to develop: hand-eye coordination, concentration and problem-solving skills. We also learned about the history, techniques, and ways of this ancient coppice craft. Pupils enjoyed learning about basketry. They especially enjoyed creating their own fish.
We had great fun going outside for ”Scavenger Hunt”. A ”scavenger hunt” is a game in which the teacher prepares a list defining specific items, which the pupils seek to gather or complete all items on the list. Making a scavenger hunt as a group activity is a great way to help children play with other children and practice using concepts such as team building, bonding, following the group plan, and using ”thinking eyes”. It also allows them to make some close friends along the way 🙂 All children were very observant and they came up with great ideas. Well done 6th class.