PROBLEM A: How might we make a cup-and-ball toy for our buddies?

Consideration: Ms Lockyer bought the Venom Kendama toy for her grandchildren. She found out the hard way that it was a bit on the dangerous side for them!


Leave a comment here if you would like to share any design tips to help us all ‘Level Up.’

Task 2:

Check out the slide show of crafty cup-and-ball designs. Leave a comment after watching about how you might change your design.

PROBLEM B: How might we encourage people to use the vertical LEGO cube?

Consideration: Ms Lockyer designed the LEGO cube for Propeller. Nobody has tried out the vertical faces for LEGO building yet!

TASK 1: 

Can you think of any interesting ways how we might promote the LEGO cube?


Coming soon…



During the Creative Writing workshop at Year 6 OLP, we produced podcast episodes. Listen to these below to find out what REALLY happened at camp.

Leave a comment below to give feedback to the authors. Tell why you enjoyed their item, and tell them which words or phrases were most effective.

Year 6H Year 6M Year 6W

Digital Game Design

We are learning to describe criteria for a good digital game.

Empathy at the centre of design. watch this clip:

Skim through this site for ideas on what makes a good game.

Think about your process of designing the sunscreeen emoji. What makes a good emoji? Can you use these ideas for digital game design?

Leave a comment here on this blog about anything you would consider a good digital game should have.

The Batavia Mutiny

We are learning about an event in Western Australian history. We are learning to think deeper about events in the past.

Task 1: Socrative

Take the Socrative quiz. use the Socrative Student app, or the Socrative website.

Enter our room number: 57344


TASK 2: Watch these 2 clips and post a comment on this blog:

  • I wondering…
  • It’s bugging me that…
  • I noticed that…

Batavia Mutiny clip

Batavia Shipwreck clip





1. Cultural Stories

Book in Brette on Wednesday March 21 to come to your classroom for an oral storytelling session. This is an ideal two-class or buddy class activity.

2. Baker Boy

Learn Baker Boy’s moves for the chorus of his Hottest 100 hit, Marryuna. Watch the clip on this page for the chorus moves.


Yolngu, mala, our music is growing

I’m using my manikay

The river is flowing – dab

Feel the wind blowing

Yolngu ngali marrtji

Miyak got dirramu

Marryuna, marryuna, marryuna, marryuna.

Check out this next clip to pick up some freestyling ideas.

3. Flipgrid

This is a web-based tool which enables you to record a set of short video clips.

Create an educator login.

Create a new grid, and a new topic. Copy the link to your topic and share this with your students – either on an iPad or a laptop.

TIP: set up a ‘recording booth’ in your classroom and get your students creating, in pairs or one-by-one. Keep videos to under 30sec.