We Will Remember…

We had to make a haiku poem on ANZAC Day. Here it is…

Election Day

Vote Pro!

Hey 4’s and 5’s you should vote Pro! Click image to enlarge

Rummy Club Strategy

All the year 6’s were told to bring to strategy game, and no one did. At least we have the ones at school. Instead of  doing our usual problem solving groups we played strategy games. I played Rummy Club with Olivia, Nora and Isabelle. This is my strategy:

Preferential Voting

We watched a BTN video on preferential voting because we are learning about voting and government. These are questions I answered.

1. You vote for who want first, second, third, fourth and so on. If your first choice gets knocked out your other votes go to the other parties.

2. To win the election you have to have won half the votes plus one.

3. The official name of someone who counts the votes is the counter.

4. North Korea doesn’t use preferential voting because they are a dictatorship.

5. Preferential voting is good because if you don’t get your first choice you can always get you second or third. Also if your party isn’t winning at the start they can still win.

6. Minor parties prefer preferential voting because they might not be as popular but they can still win by getting their votes when other parties get knocked out.

7. The purpose of a ‘how to vote’ card is to say if a party gets knocked out vote for this party second.

8. A polling booth is where you stand to mark your ballot paper to vote.

9. I voted for X factor once. We had to message our vote but it wasn the preferential as you only got 1 vote.

10. The Liberal party is one of Australia’s major parties and its leader is Malcolm Turnbull. The Labor party is another and its leader is Bill Shorten. The Australian Greens is the last major party and its leader is Richard Di Natale.

 

Nancy Bird-Walton

I choose to research Nancy Bird-Walton as my Australian person. Her Australian quality is that she believed that everyone should be able to use the air ambulance. Click the pictures to enlarge them.

Sovereign Hill Camp Reflection

The Night They Stormed Eureka

We have just finished reading our class book ‘The Night They Stormed Eureka’ by Jackie French. A question I was left wondering was what happened to Sam’s past self? Click the images to read them.

Wombat Wins!

This term we are reading aloud to our prep buddies class. I’m reading the book ‘Wombat Wins’ by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. My goal  is to focus on my book and not laugh.

What I Know About Federation

This is a pre test and we haven’t been taught anything yet so I’m not sure if my answers are correct.

Before Federation, Australia was divided into 6 separate… States

Which other country might have been part of Australia? England

Who was Henry Parkes? I don’t know anything about Henry Parkes

Why were the initial attempts to become a Federation rejected?Because of the gold rush

What role did Alfred Deakin play in becoming a Federation? I don’t know who Alfred Deakin is or what he played in Australia becoming a nation.

In what year did Australia become a nation? 1901

Who was Australia’s first prime minister? I don’t know

How did Federation impact on Indigenous people and Chinese migrants? Because they were rejected and couldn’t vote, have a say or have rights.

What do you know about the Eureka Stockade? The miners didn’t want to pay fees so they rebelled against the police. The miners burnt a hotel and people killed each other. It was in Ballarat during the gold rush.

What are some big events that happened between 1901 and 1960? In 1901 Australia became a nation, world war 1 happened between 1914-1918, world war 2 happened between 1940-1945.

Who were some important people between 1901 and 1960? Don Bradman who was a famous Australia cricketer.

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