Students to design 14th storey of a tree house
Year 3 students from Umina Beach Public School have been asked to build a model of the 14th floor of a tree house.
The model will be based on the tree house described in the novel The 13 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
The project will be undertaken in September as part of the students' imagination unit.
"This term, as part of our Imagination unit of work, 3K, 3C and 3N are exploring," said Umina Beach Public School
Principal Ms Lyn Davis said that, in the novel: "The treehouse has a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a secret underground laboratory, vines you can swing on and a marshmallow-shooting machine.
"To build critical and creative thinking in our students, one of the tasks for this unit requires them to design and construct a 14th floor for the treehouse.
"Some examples could include a zoo, skate/bike track, indoor beach or indoor football field.
"We encourage students to let their imaginations run wild when designing and constructing.
Students will be provided with an A4 piece of strong cardboard for the base and will create a 3D visual representation of the new floor in their treehouse.
"They need to collect materials and design their room at home.
"However, all construction will be carried out at school on Thursday, September 20," Ms Davis said.
Some of the materials that students might collect to bring in include: Lego, plasticine, doll house furniture, plastic animals, small action figures and craft supplies.
Students will also be doing a creative writing piece about their construction in class.
Newsletter, 24 Aug 2018
Lyn Davis, Umina Beach Public School