We have had a busy start to the term learning more about Indigenous culture through dreamtime stories and artwork. We have gained a deeper understanding of how special the land is to our First Nations people.
Year One Gold looked at different types of Australian flora and fauna. We researched the plants and discovered that these plants are native to Australia and have a special meaning for our Indigenous people. We created art pieces of the Red Bottle Brush plants and the Yellow Wattle plants. The wattle plant is used as a symbol of the ‘spirit of the Australian people’. We had so much fun creating these art pieces.
Did you know….
- Boab trees are sometimes called ‘upside down trees’ because their branches look like roots.
- Boab trees have swollen trunks.
- Boab trees have nuts and you can eat them! They taste sour.
- Boab trees originated from Africa. We find Boab trees in the Kimberley.
Year One Blue enjoyed reading the dreamtime story The Echidna and the Shade Tree. We learnt some interesting facts about the Boab tree as well as creating our own mini Boab tree artworks.
James even brought in some Boab tree powder for us to have a look at! We learnt that the Indigenous mums would mix the Boab powder with water to make milk for their babies. We discovered that Boab powder smells very strong! We have loved spending time with our friends playing and learning at school!
Welcome back to another busy term!
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We love reading stories in Year One!
This week we looked more closely at the story Edwina the Emu by Sheena Knowles and used this story to complete a variety of activities.
We learnt 3 new vocabulary words while enjoying this story…announce, perfect and require. We wrote some great sentences using these words!
We put our super sentence writing to the test and wrote our own mini retells of the story! We had to think about the beginning, middle and end of the story. Super sentences make sense, use punctuation correctly and tell us information about someone or something! We sure do love writing!!
We even created our own Edwinas! We were given a choice as to how we made our emus…paint, charcoal, collage materials…some of us even made puppets! We were encouraged to think creativity and to use various materials in interesting ways! We loved how our Edwina’s turned out! They are all so different!
Year One is such a busy place!
Pop into the Office to see our work on display!!