Term 1 - Journey to Australia
Students will explore the stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following European arrival. Through a variety of activities, students will discover the life and times of convicts, sea explorers and European settlement.
Term 2 - Where in the World?
Students investigate the characteristics of Australia in comparison to Asia and South America and how they have changed over time. They learn about settlement patterns, natural features, climate, land use and types of human activities. Students develop awareness and understanding of the effects of people's interactions with their environment and the ways in which these affect their lives.
Term 3 - Young Einstein
Students investigate scientific concepts such as forces, friction and magnets. They research different inventions and how these can benefit them in their daily life.
Term 4 - Rules of Our Lives
Students explore the rules and laws of society in this Civics and Citizenship unit.