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Welcome Back to Term 2


Welcome back to term 2 3/4 LB! I hope you have all had a wonderful holiday with your families. Who went away? Did the Easter Bunny visit you all? I had a wonderful break with my family. I was away for most of the holidays with my parents and sister which was nice and relaxing. I spend a lot of time waterskiing, going for runs or walks, cycling, spending time with my friends and cousins and seeing some great movies. I think I saw 4 movies!!! My favourite movie was The Sherpa. It was like a documentary about people who climb Mt Everest.



I would love to hear about your holidays. Please write me a blog to tell me about your holidays. 

Remember to always follow the blog guidelines when blogging. 

What are they saying?


Use the image below to create dialogue between the ducks.









Be as creative and imaginative as you like. 


Use the correct punctuation around talking marks.

Write 4-8 lines of dialogue.

Check you spelling, grammar and punctuation before submitting.




3D Shapes


Hi 3/4LB!!! Here is a video to help you understand how to work out the Vertices, Edges and Faces of 3D shapes.


2015 Reflection


Write a 3-2-1 Reflection on your year in 2015 as a Year Five/Six student. Your 3-2-1 should include the following:

3 Interesting things

2 Words

1 Metaphor

Please be as creative as you wish. Good luck and I look forward to reading all about your thoughts, feelings and opinions.



Oral Presentation Tips


Here are the following tips we brainstormed together in class today. I hope this check lists help you finish off your work over the weekend. Looking forward to seeing wonderful oral presentations about the character you have chosen.

  • You are to take on the role of your person
  • Walk in the shoes of the person you have researched
  • Put tone in your voice – tape/recording yourself at home eg: ipad, iphone etc
  • Use what’s in your suitcase as your cues eg: picture of the family
  • Speak in order of the life of the person – eg: when you immigrated to Australia, journey, arriving in Australia etc
  • Talk about the items in your suitcase eg: clothing, pictures, paper work
  • More things you can touch and hold- the more things you will have to talk about
  • Work out the order you intend to talk about
  • Introduce the background of your person before you start – who your character is, if you researched or interviewed your character
  • Don’t write a script – point s that are going to prompt you to talk about the items in your suitcase
  • 3 to 5 minutes
  • Don’t stress out about the time limits
  • Not going to mark for nerves
  • Can talk about the stops you made on your journey to Australia
  • Monday – need to have oral presentation and suitcase ready. You will be paired up and you will give your presentation to each other
  • Give your partner positive and honest feedback
  • Wednesday is when oral presentations will be started
  • If doing a digital suitcase – show one item at a time on the page
  • Letter and diary will not be read as part of your presentation
  • Letter/Diary & Map to be glued into your Inquiry visual diary Book

Mapping activity for Design Brief


Use a blank world map and plot the course of their journey – marking where they started, stops along the way and finally where they arrived in Australia. Include a picture of their mode of transport (eg. plane, train, ship, car).

  • Have you plotted the course of your emigrants journey?
  • Where did they begin their journey? Eg: Portsmouth England, Siagon Vietnam, Juda South Sudan
  • Where did they stop along the way? Salloum Camp (near the Egyptian-Libyan border), Cairo, India, Malaysia, Thailand, etc
  • What city did they arrived to? Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney etc
  • What was their mode of transport? foot, car, truck, ship, plane, bus etc
  • Do you have a picture of their mode of transport?

Example: I travelled from Juda South Sudan by foot with my mother and two brothers  to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa which took 1 year. From Ethiopia we were transported to the Kenya in the back of a truck. We walked from the Kenya boarder to the Kakuma refugee camp. Kakuma camp was our home for 4 years. When we finally got our paper we were driven to the capital Nairobi. We then caught a plane from Nairobri to Johannesburg in South Africa. We stayed with my uncle for about a month whilst all our paper works was finally in order. Then we travelled to Australia by plane. We arrived in Perth and had to transfer to another plane before finally arriving in Melbourne. My father was waiting at the airport with a man from the sudanese refugee organisation who helped my mum find a job and a school for us to attend. He had already helped my father find a job and a house for us all to live in. They even gave us blankets, clothes, food and utensils for the kitchen. Aduc 

mapping journey

journey 2

journey 3

journey 5

Diary or Letter Home for Design Brief


You are to complete one of the following;

1. Write a diary entry for any 3 days of your journey. Think about what you saw, thought, wondered, felt and your expectations. Include a rough/hand drawn map (you may not have had access to Google maps).

2. Write a letter home, telling a family member about the journey. Think about what you saw, thought, wondered, felt and your expectations. Include a rough/hand drawn map (you may not have had access to Google maps).

Here are some things to consider when completing this task:

  • Describe the journey to Australia. How did they travel to Australia? What was the journey like? How long did it take? What did they eat? How did they find food? where did they sleep?
  • What did you see on your journey to Australia?
  • What were your thoughts, feels, hopes and wonderings about the new life you are going to?
  • What do you expect Australia to be like? Look like?
  • Type of house or flat you will live in
  • How do you learn to speak the language
  • Making friends and learning about the Australia culture

Here are extracts of sudanese refugee stories.

Many people fled from Sudan but my family and I moved to Juba, a large town in Southern Sudan. The journey there was very dangerous. My dad escaped from the barracks and met us with a car. We drove very slowly through the forest on a muddy road. We could hear gunshots and bombs but we could not see the soldiers hiding in the bush. Even though we were scared and had nothing to eat or drink, it was a great day because we were so lucky to pass through that terrible war.

I saw people moving with their belongings, to the sound of guns, but I could not exactly understand what was wrong. I had to move with my family with many others all the way from southern Sudan to cross the border to Uganda. I was shattered by the war in the northern Uganda. My feet were swollen from walking long distances through the east African jungles to safety. For three years, I lived a beggar’s life with my family in displaced people’s camps, unable to till the soils, dependent on emergency relief for survival. I have never had a childhood of playing, singing and listening to history from my grandparents. Instead we have been running away in fear of being abducted, looking for food and shelter and travelling at night on sore and tired feet.

I had to run with just the clothes I wore, not knowing where the rest of my family were or what had happened to them at the Ethiopian border. Everybody was separated during the fighting. Some people ran to the Ugandan border and some ran to the Kenyan border, including me. That was where my sister and brother were separated from me. I never gave up hope that I would one day find them.

The process to come to Australia took about two years. During this time there was frequent conflict between the Sudanese and Turkana (Kenyan citizens) in the camp. Life was difficult and we were frightened. We were so happy when our names appeared on the board for a flight to Australia. We were given an approval letter and travel document to go to Nairobi for the flight to Australia. When we arrived I was very tired but I could not sleep because I could see many interesting things that I had not seen in my country. From the airport we were picked up by one of the social workers and taken to a flat.

Refugee Journey


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