Banksia 5

Banksia 5

Banksia 5

                                                       Mrs Simon and Ms Eversden


 

This term the students in B5 have been studying two novels in literature: an historical picture book entitled, ‘Photographs in the Mud’ and a futuristic novel entitled, ‘The Declaration’.

 

‘Photographs in the Mud’ is told from the point of view of two soldiers, one Australian, the other Japanese, on the Kokoda Track in 1942. We have completed a number of activities on the book including a picture maker, a pictorial study and a Venn Diagram to compare and contrast the two characters.

 

‘The Declaration’ is a novel about a society of unwanted children who are detained and trained to serve adults who are able to live forever. As a part of our studies we have discussed the pros and cons of living for ever and predicted what we think will happen in the next chapters both in writing and orally. In the next few weeks we are going to become one of the characters in the story and will be interviewed in front of the class by answering our own questions.

 

Last term we studied Federation: how it came about (the arguments for and against) and the main people involved in Federation e.g. Henry Parkes. Edmund Barton. Currently we are looking at the geography of Asia and hope to go into a more in depth study of some of the individual countries.

 

You are welcome to visit our class. B5 is excited to showcase their hard work to parents and other students!