Researching Scottish soldiers

Stage 2 students need to build their field knowledge about Scottish soldiers for a writing activity based on the ending of the picture book, “Billy the Punk” by Jessica Carroll & Craig Smith.

Anzac Day 2013, walking with the bagpipes in Sydney

Massed pipe bands in Sydney on Anzac Day 2012

Funny introduction to Scottish uniform in Halifax Citadel

Humpty Dumpty and eggs

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are investigating the nursery rhyme of Humpty Dumpty.

Humpty Dumpty Traditional English nursery rhyme egg song

Humpty Dumpty – 3D animation English nursery rhyme songs for children with lyrics

Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty rhyme – Meaning behind the nursery rhyme

More origin possibilities at:
Humpty Dumpty and the Fall of Colchester

Alice through the looking glass [movie] | Humpty Dumpty | Disney NL

Humpty was pushed?

Grass into hay: Little Boy Blue

Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 students are investigating the nursery rhyme, “Little Boy Blue”.

Little Boy Blue – nursery rhyme with karaoke

Here are the factual Youtube clips we will be using to expand their field knowledge:

Haystack building using pitchforks

How to make grass into hay bales

Round baling hay

Blowing horns

Blowing 2 shofars

Communication devices: plus, minus, interesting

This lesson is to build field knowledge for a Guided Inquiry unit. Brief Youtube clips, supporting the Stage 3 science unit of “Made environments – Information”, will be discussed and consolidated after considering the students’ responses on a “Plus, minus, interesting” matrix, to encourage/develop note-taking skills.

Morse Code

Morse Code Alphabet – By G4JNN

W48 rotary phone overview and ring

Voice quality – iPhone 5 vs antique rotary phone

The making of information age: Enfield Telephone Exchange

Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog

Students in Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 will be celebrating Chinese New Year as part of our Celebrations unit in literacy. This year, it will be the Year of the Dog. We will be reading the picture books, New year surprise! by Christopher Cheng & Di Wu and Made in China by Deborah Nash.

Here are some Youtube resources:

Year of the Dog – Wallace & Gromit

2018 Lion Dance in Pavilion KL ushering the Year of the Dog

And when revising our work on sheep:

World’s wooliest sheep ‘found in Australia’

Shaun the Sheep has been finally shorn!