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Stage 1 – Wish upon a star

Wish upon a star is a charming way to introduce younger students to concepts such as inclusion, giving and empathy.

  • Engage your students as they experience poetry and art and create their own compositions.
  • Your class will learn about the difference between needs and wants and will put their own wishes into perspective.
  • Students will write informative and persuasive texts, choreograph their own dances and develop dramatic characters.
  • Teach your students to consider the astronomical knowledge of the First Australians as they look up into the night sky.

Come along with us and wish upon a star!

This unit of work has been created by Kaelene Neville, Principal, Murringo Public School, in consultation with The Arts Unit, to support curriculum delivery in conjunction with the Schools Spectacular 2019.

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Program scope and sequence

Duration: 3 weeks (approximately 15 hours)

In this unit of work, students will take part in integrated activities from across the English, mathematics, creative arts, science, technologies, HSIE and PDHPE syllabi. The activities can be used individually, but because they flow from one to the other, Wish upon a star is ideally taught as an entire unit.

The unit culminates by attending the Friday matinee performance of Schools Spectacular 2019. We recommend organising an excursion to see the show if possible. However, the unit can be taught without doing this and classes could watch the televised show when it becomes available.

Teaching materials

  • Worksheets included as attachments to this unit of work
  • YouTube videos and websites as referenced in the teaching and learning activities
Performers from Schools Spectacular 2019

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