Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Year 3/4 - Information Maps

In term 1, my Year 3/4 class commenced their journey looking at 'Days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (including Australia Day, ANZAC Day, Harmony Week, National Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC week and National Sorry Day)' and then we made the connection to 'Stories of the First Fleet'. A copy of the plan is available by clicking on the link below:
As the children were going to be exposed to a lot of new information, I decided to introduce information maps to support their note taking. I was very clear that this was for their use and to be a place to jot down ideas, dates, names etc... and it was to be used towards the end of the of the topic to help with our final summative task. Not all the days are necessarily commemorated in Australia however they were aware of these other days and wanted to add them to the diagrams. Here are some examples from the Year 3/4 class.

You will see they all have a poppy as a symbol of remembrance and some have chosen to add other symbols. There are spelling mistakes however the important aspect I will be watching will be the use of their maps to recall infomration to complete the final task.

If you have any great HASS examples, please let me know and I can share them with others. Please email me on

SHACC REMINDER - WEDNESDAY THE 6TH OF MAY @ GREENMOUNT PRIMARY SCHOOL 4-5 PM. The focus is on what you have been teaching (Great time to share) and what you need to move towards reports.

That's all for now!

Mr Stephen Powell
TDS Coordinator

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