The end of Term 1 and it just seems like yesterday when we all finding our way to new classrooms at the start of the term. What a busy term it has been. We have worked hard researching the early days of English settlement in Australia and the significant groups of people involved in this time. For some of our significant groups this time was an invasion and for others a forced move away from the lands they were born in. The soldiers, convicts, Aboriginals, sailors and free settlers all made contributions to the creation of Australia as we know it today.
We have worked on our writing and published several different pieces including some great work about changing the Australian Flag. This is a debate that continues to be current in our Australian community. We had the opportunity to come up with a new design for our flag. This led us to learning about the rules that govern flag designs.
Our grade 6 class members have travelled to Canberra and hopefully we will hear all about this when Term 2 begins as they went right at the end of the term.
We worked on an art exchange with a class in Victoria and are eagerly awaiting a parcel in return for the one we sent. We created sets of art trading cards to share with our blogging friends. Our cards have arrived at their destination so we can now share our artwork on our blog. Take a look at our Prezi to see the themes we chose and the finished artwork.