Wow! Emillie really impressed us with her guitar skills during her news session last week. She has been playing the guitar since she was four years old and we enjoyed listening to her play and sing “Riptide” smoothly and confidently. Great job, Emillie! Enjoy listening to her on this video clip and post a positive comment for her. Mrs Veary 🙂
We will be listening to some famous poems and songs about Australia. You will need to read and listen to the words very carefully and try to picture what they say in your head. We will be singing the first song ourselves and trying to picture what the “First Australians” thought when they saw the tall ships arrive by sea.
1. “I am Australian” – music video of the song
2. MY COUNTRY – a poem by Dorothea McKellar
We will be learning this poem and trying to recite it ourselves. You need to look out for all the describing words (adjectives) and we will be drawing pictures to illustrate each line of this poem. Enjoy! 🙂
Looking at the describing words she uses, you are now going to illustrate her famous first verse of this poem.
Harvey made a real impact last week when he went to the Music Room to audition for the School bands. He is only in Year 3 but Ms Helen was so impressed that Harvey will be given the opportunity to jam with the older students and try out for one of the School bands. Harvey is a keen and talented drummer and he is very excited and looking forward to his first session with our bands. Go Harvey! 😆
TREPANGING – click on this link to find out more about the sea cucumber fishing trade between the people of Sulewesi and Arnhem Land and how they read the sea and stars to navigate. (just like the Aborigines we learnt about in our Spinning in Space inquiry) We will be learning the song “Trepanging” for Sirocco’s Musica Viva performance.