Nicholas’ Celebration Planner Writing Folder

This is an example of some beautiful writing from a student a few years ago.  This might give you an idea of what you can achieve in this writing task.

Mrs Veary  🙂

Nicholas – great care and effort went into your writing task and this is a great result.  Here is Nicholas’ work to celebrate what a good events manager he would be with this high standard of work!  Well done!




Shopping List:

List of Games to Play:

Instructions for Game:

Decorations and Layout for Party:

Great work, Nicholas!

Maps showing Aboriginal Language Groups in 1788

Here is the map you had on your booklet about Aboriginal people’s connection to the land that you worked on with Ms Keating. It shows the Aboriginal language groups in Australia in 1788.  You can zoom in on this map to see where Margaret River is and where the Wadandi people lived.



TINDALE MAP – this is the very first map ever made showing Aboriginal Australia and you can zoom right in easily to read it.  Norman Tindale published this map around 1940.

You will be looking at these maps and comparing them to the Map of Australia you know today with States and Territories.  You will be finding out and using thinking skills as you compare these maps and answer the questions on your worksheet.


INFORMATION ON CHINESE NEW YEAR – everything you need to know about Chinese New Year.  Look in your booklet to see what you need to find out then click on the headings on the right-hand side menu of this website.  Facts and videos…

This PDF also tells you more about how people prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year.  You may need these facts to answer your workbook.CHINESE NEW YEAR PREPARATIONS


NYEPI (Indonesia – Bali New Year)

(Day of Silence)

New Year in Bali is called Nyepi.  (As you learn about this New Year and its traditions and rituals, think about how it is different and what might be the same as our New Years Day in Australia which we looked at yesterday) 🙂

This holiday is the Balinese New Year, and is a day of total silence throughout the island. There are no activities to disturb Nyepi.

• No activity is allowed anywhere (no-one goes to work)

• People have to stay in their houses

• no traffic at all is allowed on the roads (cars or people)

• No lights or electricity are used

• no fire may be lit for 24 hours.

• Great purification and sacrificial rites are held the day before so as to get rid of evil spirits from every corner of the island (ogah ogah are made, paraded then burned)

This is all to make sure that the world is clean and fresh and everything starts new again for the New Year.

The day after Nyepi, Hindus gather to forgive each other and start the new year well with festivities.

This video shows the Ogah Ogah being paraded down the streets, with Indonesian music and instruments being played.  They are made from bamboo and paper and only represent evil which they wish to destroy to start the new year with only good for all mankind.

You can read more about this interesting New Year and its rituals here NYEPI RITUALS

After you have read the information on this page and in the link above, answer the questions on your sheet about NYEPI. Then you can draw your own Ogah Ogah!

Maths – Flip, Turn, Slide (Transformations)

Today we are going to learn the Maths words: flip, turn and slide to transform shapes.  Watch this YouTube video demonstrating these transformations.  The triangle will flip, turn and slide.  Then you will make your own flip booklet showing these transformations.

You will need a piece of coloured paper and a blank A4 piece of paper to start. Then fold it as they suggest and follow the instructions to create your flipbook.

After that you will be completing MG16 Flip, Slide, Turn worksheet and complete the section in your Symmetry Booklet to practise these transformations!

Have fun!  🙂

New Year in Australia

We will be looking at New Year as an Australian celebration first, before comparing it to New Year celebrations in other parts of the world.

We will be talking about what usually happens on New Year and one of those will be the fireworks!  In this video clip you can watch a little bit of the spectacular fireworks display on Sydney Harbour on 1 January 2020!  Listen carefully to hear another tradition – marking the end of the old year and the beginning of the new year!

What do you and your family do to celebrate New Year?  Discuss with a friend before we share ideas together.  Then you will be writing down ideas on your sheet.

What is Culture?

As we explore our neighbouring countries and World Celebrations, we need to understand exactly what the word CULTURE means?
These two video clips try to explain what culture really means.



You will be working on your booklet and in it there is a page where you will be creating a page showing what your culture looks like. (You will be creating a poster to show your culture, either drawing your own, or you could make up a COLLAGE page to show this in pictures with the same headings, using PicCollage.) Example:

If you can understand what makes up a person’s CULTURE, you will find it much easier to find out the WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? and HOW? of world celebrations in many different countries of the world.  😎