Tuesday, 24 October 2017

My Place - Australia

At the beginning of term we introduced a new project exploring 'Being Australian'. The children worked in small groups sharing their ideas about things that are Australian. I loved Jacob's response: "doing little athletics!" 

Our Monday class had a great time on their excursion to the Australian Botanic Gardens where they were able to discover and explore plants that are Australian...

They took photographs and drew some observations. 

We are looking forward to our Thursday class going this week (if the rain can stay away!). 

Following up the excursion, some of the children enjoyed creating beautiful artworks of some Australian plants. We even fond some in our schoo. 

Today Charlize brought some native flowers she found near her home and showed the class during News. 

I have been questioning the students about why it might be important to have Australian plants in Australia and some of the children shared their observation that rainbow lorikeets like bottle brush trees. We also talked about koalas living in eucalyptus trees and that they only like to eat certain kinds of eucalyptus plants. Some of the children came to the conclusion that without those kinds of plants, the koalas and rainbow lorikeets would die. 

Learning Outcome:
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world.
  • Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment.  


  1. We are so lucky to have the Botanical gardens so close to us. It looks like such a fun excursion.
    What part of the gardens do you like the best?
    Isabelles Mum