Inquiry

Our Inquiry Unit for Term 4 is:

THE POWER IS YOURS!!!

  

Our Inquiry Unit for Term 3 is:

Cool Science.

The Solar System: Click on the picture below to learn about our Solar System.

solar system

Our Inquiry Unit for Term 2 is:

Pack Your Bags: What’s Your Story.

Australia has a rich history behind it and we will be investigating the importance of particular people, places and events in developing Australia’s history. We will look at the many cultural groups that make up the Australian community and how they have shaped Australia.

                                   aborginial first fleet                                   gold rush

As a class we will be understanding what immigration means and why people leave their home countries to come to Australia. Students will also learn the different ways in which immigration has a different affect on people.

immigrationThis will be a very interesting and fun topic to learn about as students will be able to share their backgrounds and where their family comes from.

 

THE FIRST FLEET AND CONVICTS

BOTANY BAY SONG

Botany Bay was the designated settlement for the first fleet when it arrived in Australia in the eighteenth century. It was a settlement intended for the transport of convicts to Australia.

This song describes the period in the late 18th and 19th centuries, when British convicts were deported to the various Australian colonies by the British government for seven-year terms instead of being in Jail in Britain.

The second verse is about life on the convict ships, and the last verse is directed to English girls and boys as warning not to steal.

LYRICS

Farewell to old England for ever,
Farewell to my rum coes as well,
Farewell to the well-known Old Bailey
Where I used for to cut such a swell.

Chorus:
Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,
Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-ay,
Singing too-ral, li-ooral, li-addity,
And we’re bound for Botany Bay.

There’s the captain as is our commander,
There’s the bo’sun and all the ship’s crew,
There’s the first- and the second-class passengers,
Knows what we poor convicts go through.

‘Taint leaving old England we cares about,
‘Taint cos we mis-spells what we knows,
But because all we light-fingered gentry
Hops around with a log on our toes.

For seven long years I’ve been staying here
For seven long years and a day,
All for meeting a bloke down an alley
And stealing his ticker away.

Oh, had I the wings of a turtle-dove,
I’d soar on my pinions so high,
Straight back to the arms of my Polly love,
And in her sweet presence I’d die.

Now all you young Dookies and Duchesses,
Take warning from what I’ve to say:
Mind all is your own as you toucheses
Or you’ll find us in Botany Bay.

GIVE ME A HOME AMONG THE GUM TREES

I STILL AUSTRALIA HOME

I AM, YOU ARE, WE ARE AUSTRALIANS

15 thoughts on “Inquiry

  1. DID YOU KNOW???
    The moon is also called a satellite.
    I takes 6 days and 9 hours for pluto just to make 1 rotation.

  2. I learnt that the romans say sun sol which means sun in english. I also learnt that ancient greece called the sun helios, and the sun was born somwhere around the clouds 50 billion years ago. when the sun was a baby the temprature got hotter and hotter until it reached one million degrees

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