This term we are continuing to learn about Australia.
Here are a bank of activities to complete over the next half term. You can work your way through them in any order you like. Please click on the high lighted links for the activities.
- Look at the "All about Australia" power point and answer the questions about what you have learn afterwards.
- Design a poster for a famous Australian landmark. Choose one from the photo bank.
- Make a fact file for your famous Australian landmark.
- Aboriginal songs. Aboriginal people use music as a form of expression and communication. We began learning these songs in school. Continue to learn the songs Ngaya Naba and Inanay Capuana and then perform them to your family using some musical instruments.
- Aboriginal art. Aboriginal Art has survived for over thousands of years and continues to be one of the oldest art forms practised today.
Aboriginal Art consists of symbols. These symbols were used as a means of communication; communication of their lives on earth, their rituals, food, customs and also to show constellations and for ritual decorations. Take a look at the examples of the art work on the linked website and then create your own! you could use some of the symbols shown or create your own, you've got free rein on this one so be as creative as you like! Don't rush, the art could take a few sessions to complete.
- Aboriginal stone art. Create your own stone art using stones and pebbles found in and around your garden. You could create one or many! Don't forget to use small dots to create your patterns. Follow this link for some examples.
- Aboriginal Dreamtime. Dreamtime stories are passed down through aboriginal families and are often stories that relate to animals. Watch the Dream time story of "Waatji Pulyeri" (The Blue Wren). After, make your own Dreamtime cave drawings about what happened in the story.
- What is The Great Barrier Reef? Look at this fact file about The Great Barrier Reef and then make your own booklet about what it is, where you can find it, what lives there and how we can take care of it?
- The Great Barrier Reef. Make your own picture collage based on the Great Barrier Reef. Follow this link for some examples.
- Who was Steve Irwin? Spend some time researching who Steve Irwin was and why his work was so important for Australian wildlife?
- Watch this BBC bitesize clip "Lets explore Australia's Northern Territory". Afterwards play the game to see how well you were listening?