Learning Activities

Good Morning Class 3,
I hope you enjoyed the weather over the weekend. What an array we had!

Below are some learning activities for today.
Learning Objective/Focus: To use a range of adjectives (describing words)
Main input: Talk about what we know about Australia. Find Australia on a map. Find different areas of interest for Australia.
Activities: MUST – Find 10 facts about Australia, use adjectives to describe parts of Australia.
SHOULD – Gather information about Australia. Draw images of things you would find in Australia, describe images using adjectives.
COULD – Create a poster with a big, bold title: ‘Australia’
Fill it with facts, adjectives (describing words) about Australia and pictures of things you would find in Australia. Make sure it is bright and colourful!
Extension Activity Ideas: Write a paragraph about Australia using adjective to describe various features. Draw a map of the world and colour the different continents.

Learning Objective/Focus: 3 decimal places
Main input: See PowerPoint

Activities: MUST – Fluency activity on PowerPoint
SHOULD – Reasoning activity on PowerPoint
COULD – Problem solving activity on PowerPoint
Extension Activity Ideas: Create your own problem using 3 decimal places

Foundation Subjects
Subject: Art
Learning Objective/Focus: To learn about the culture of the Australian Aborigines and do your own traditional dot paintings.
Main input: Aborigines used dot painting as a way of telling a story and recording ritual practices, passing on the stories verbally as well as through music and art. They would use the pictures as a guide as they told the story (much like we use note cards for a speech). So, they would paint dots all over the picture as a form of camouflage. Only those “in the know” were able to decipher the hidden pictures within. One of the most common stories told in dot paintings is the Aboriginal creation story – Dreamtime. It is fitting since the pictures and the music all have a dreamy quality to them.
Activities: MUST – Aboriginal painting is traditionally done on bark but we are going to try on paper (if you can find some bark – experiment with this)
If you have dark paper draw an outline of an animal (in white crayon). If you do not have dark paper then use what you have. Then look at some aboriginal pattern to add around the animal-outline in white painted dots.
Use PowerPoint for examples.
SHOULD – Read the Aboriginal myth to children ‘Why the crow is black’.
COULD – Aboriginal tribes would traditionally use natural resources such as dirt, crushed seeds, red clay and berries. See if you can find some natural materials to use for your picture.
Extension Activity Ideas: Make up a picture for a traditional story that you know well and retell this tale using your picture as a prompt.

Hope you have a great day!