Friday, 17 August 2012

  • 0845   p0    Devotions, Diaries, Roll- Tony
  • 0855   p1   .Word Study/ Spelling – Sherril, Spelling test.
  • 0940   p2    Integrated StudiesThe Australian National CurriculumThe Year 5 curriculum provides a study of colonial Australia in the 1800s. Students look at the founding of British colonies and the development of a colony. They learn about what life was like for different groups of people in the colonial period. They examine significant events and people, political and economic developments, social structures, and settlement patterns.

    How did an Australian colony develop over time and why?

     The Development and Growth of Victoria- the students are to understand that Victoria was named after Queen Victoria.  It used to be a part of New South Wales and it was called the Port Phillip District.  The first European explorers to come to Victoria were George Bass and Matthew Flinders in the Tom Thumb.  They mapped the coast line and came ashore at Corio near Geelong.  They named the big bay, Port Phillip Bay, in honour of Governor Arthur Phillip. They reported that the grasslands of this new area would be ideal for farming and animal grazing.  The first European settlement in the area later known as Victoria was established in In 1803.  Several hundred convicts, their guards and the families of soldiers set up a penal colony at Sullivan Bay under the leadership of David Collins.  The first free white settlers to come to Victoria were the Henty Brothers in 1834, and they settled in Portland. Nearby  Port Fairy is one of the oldest settlements in Victoria.  It was once called Belfast and some thought that it would be the capital of the new colony.  Melbourne was founded by John Falkner and John Batman in 1835.  This new colony belonged to New South Wales.  As the new colony grew, people petitioned the British Government and Queen Victoria for independence from New South Wales.  Independence was granted in 1851.  This was the same year that gold was found at Ballarat, and later at Bendigo, and news of the gold spread throughout the world, bringing thousands of people from foreign countries.   The vast wealth that was uncovered made Victoria a very rich new colony.  The gold fields of Ballarat, Bendigo and Castlemaine turned Melbourne into a centre of banking, commerce and money.  Melbourne was named in honour of the British primeminister of the time, Lord Viscount Melbourne.  Victoria was named in honour of Queen Victoria.  Queensland was also named in honour of Queen Victoria when that colony won its independence from New South Wales at the same time.

  • 1025   p3    Heritage  God has had his hand on the foundation and growth of British Colonies in Australia. 
  • 1110            RECESS
  • 1130   p4    Assembly – All Middle School Teachers
  • 1215   p5    Maths – Daryl
  • 1300-1340  LUNCH
  • 1340   p6   Integrated Studies – continue with the lesson from earlier in the day.  See notes on Bass and Flinders
  • 1425   p7   Integrated Studies  – Behind the News
  • Behind the News                  Discussion Questions
  • 1510  Homeroom, roll, Tony
  • 1520 dismissal – Tony
  • Term Three

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