Our Year 5 classes presented a variety of items at our last assembly to share their learning journey into early Australian history.  Each class took us on a different pathway through the story.

T3 re-enacted the exploration of Edward John Eyre through a dramatic performance with realistic props and a clear narration.

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Room 5 shared the experiences of early settlers then captured our attention with a oral rendition of the poem, “The Song of the Cattlemen” by John Kendall, breaking into song at the end. (led by Mr Mike Goodwin on guitar).

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You can listen to them on this MP3 file.

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Room 4 used the Six Thinking Hats to explore attitudes towards immigrants in early Australia by isolating each point of view, then graphically illustrating it through a dramatic performance.  The six Thinking Hats are:Year Fives Travel Back in Time 6Enjoy this slideshow of Room 4’s presentation and how well they dressed up for their parts.

 

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Together, we could appreciate just how much hard work and thinking had gone into this inquiry by both teachers and students! What a great integration of the learning areas it was and it was thought provoking comparing those times with the current day!

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