On Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th of May, our grade 1-2 students visited the Werribee Mansion. The aim of this excursion was to support our Inquiry learning around the past and the present. Students participated in a range of activities including a tour of the mansion, dress ups and a visit to some old farm buildings. Read some of their thoughts below:
Zuhair: My favourite part of Werribee Mansion was washing the clothes. I learnt you needed wood in the past to get the dirt off clothes.
Lien: I was grating the soap like they did in the olden days. The soap was used to wash clothes. It smelled a bit bad like rotten butter!
Brandon: We went to the wet room where we learnt about washing clothes. We had a tour of the Werribee Mansion with the butler.
Guess what? On Thursday the 9th of November, the grade 1-2 classes participated in the Aboriginal for a Day incursion. Big Al, Pancakes and Azza led us in many fun activities including dancing, face painting, storytelling and art. We all had a great day and learnt lots about Aboriginal culture. Read some of our thoughts below.
* Thursday was the best day ever! We heard people play the didgeridoo and it was awesome!! We saw traditional dancing and I danced in front of everyone. Pancakes had a kangaroo skin on his back. I liked it.
* On Thursday I drew a map with Azza. I was so excited because I love drawing. I drew home, boys, girls, emus, water holes, kangaroos and snakes. I had my face painted with brown stripes and white dots. The teachers put the paint onto the end of the paint brush to make the dots.
* On Thursday some visitors came to the hall. They were funny. We did face painting, drawing, dancing and Big Al told us a story about how the echidna got its spikes. We jumped like kangaroos, walked like echidnas and flowed like eagles. I had fun.
I thought I was the only lucky person but when I opened my eyes, all I saw as lots of lucky people roaming around like CRAZY! We could not wait until Nitty Gritty City. My absolutely favourite part was the music room because my friends and I made some cool songs altogether. Devine
I thought it was fun because it was like doing team work when we were in Nitty Gritty City. I learnt about different chemicals and what happens when we put food dye into water, vinegar, detergent and washing powder. Jahzay
I felt so excited because it was my first time at Scienceworks. My favourite area was the playground because I got to pretend to make some food in the Café and I got to create music with a team. We used different materials such as sticks and pipes to make sounds. Azaria
My favourite part of Scienceworks was the Technology Exhibition because we could create our own movies. Sam
I felt so happy because there were many fun things to do and we DID IT ALL! I saw never-ending mirrors and I didn’t know where I was going..I heard everyone chitter chatting about Scienceworks and how amazing everything was. Kenzie