Excursion to ACMI

Today we ventured into the city on the train. We had a carriage to ourselves so we could spread out. We alighted the train at Flinders Street Station where we gathered under the clocks for a photo.
We crossed the road and went to Federation Square where we enjoyed our morning tea. After a quick play at Birrarungmar, we journeyed into ACMI, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
We attended a lecture on Belonging, where we discussed our understanding of Belonging and Cultural Identity. This included a series of short films which were very entertaining.
Excursion to ACMI on PhotoPeach

Our task will be to create our own moving image, using film, animation or video game, to send a message of belonging.
The Screen it exhibition was the next part of the excursion where we could play with and discover the many different types of technolgy used in the making of film, TV, animation and games.
It was a fantastic day and we cant wait to get started on our own film making.

The Art Show – “Our Stories”

The Art Show on PhotoPeach

The Art Show on PhotoPeach
The Art Show on PhotoPeach

Joe-I saw some people who had the Australian flag on their work. It showed where they came from. I enjoyed the new designs of the flag.
Akon-Looking at the art helps us to understand other peoples cultures and show them respect.
Madeline-It’s good to tell our stories through art because we can share the message about being respectful and kind to people from other countries. Adam-The art show was fun and all the art was really beautiful. I can’t pick a favourite piece.
Eden-The artshow helped us to learn more about different countries and where other people come from. We learnt more about what they do in other countries.
Gemma-It was great to see my brothers and cousins artwork.
Matt-I think the artshow is cool. It takes a lot of time and effort. It is amazing how everyone is displaying their art. Our whole class piece stands out from all the others because it shows all our different countries.
Amber-We can see all the different grades artwork and learn about what they have been doing this term.
Maddie-I like the set-up of the room especially the pink ribbon around the room. I like the way the grade 5/6 made all the large people. The hair was great. They borrowed props to use for their people.
Nic-I like how they put the withes on the lights instead of on the walls.
The Art Show

Australia is a Great Big Melting Pot of different Cultures

How do different cultures enrich our community?



Melting Pot

Today we reflected on our learning Journey through our inquiry unit. We used sentence starters and chose a photo to reflect on. We mixed all the experiences into the Melting Pot. We are beginning to understand why it is so important to respect and appreciate what the many different Cultures contribute to our Community.

Then, our friend Clive in Sri Lanka  (who is a regular reader of our blog) , told us about this song from a long time ago (ha!)