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Attachment 1.1 – I wish ...

Attachment 2.1 – Want or need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

A want is something that you wish for, but do not need, to survive.

Cut out the words on the next page and put them in the correct column in the table.  If you think of other wants and needs you can write them on the sheet as well.

Wants
Needs
Pencils
A home
Phone
Shoes
Dog
Clothes
Sleep
Football
Water
School bag
Popcorn
iPad
Car
Milk
Soap

Attachment 2.2 – What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Koala eating gum leaves
Koala
What are the features you can see on this koala? For example, sharp claws.
What does a koala need to survive?
What sort of environment does a koala live in?
How does the environment help the koala to meet its needs?

What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Bee on a flower
Beatrice the Honey Bee
What are the features you can see on this bee? For example, thin wings.
What does a bee need to survive?
What sort of environment does a bee live in?
How does the environment help the bee to meet its needs?

What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Dog with white fur
Henry the dog
What are the features you can see on this dog? For example, white fur.
What does a dog need to survive?
What sort of environment does a dog live in?
How does the environment help the dog to meet its needs?
Henry the dog by gordonplant is licensed under CC BY 2.0

What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Goldfish swimming
Goldfish
What are the features you can see on this goldfish? For example, orange scales.
What does a goldfish need to survive?
What sort of environment does a goldfish live in?
How does the environment help the goldfish to meet its needs?
GoldFish by Brianne is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Pelican on a rock
Pelican
What are the features you can see on this pelican? For example, long beak.
What does a pelican need to survive?
What sort of environment does a pelican live in?
How does the environment help the pelican to meet its needs?

What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Black and white cow in a field
Cow
What are the features you can see on this cow? For example, black and white hide.
What does a cow need to survive?
What sort of environment does a cow live in?
How does the environment help the cow to meet its needs?
Cow by Dafydd Thomas is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

What does this animal need?

A need is something that you must have to stay healthy and safe.

Look at the picture of the animal and answer the questions below.

Reclining lion
Lion
What are the features you can see on this lion? For example, big claws.
What does a lion need to survive?
What sort of environment does a lion live in?
How does the environment help the lion to meet its needs?
Lion by Manfred Caruso is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Attachment 3.1 – Letters

Hi Nan

I hope you and Pop enjoyed your holiday in Canberra. I bet it was really cold! When I go to Canberra I want to see some snow. Did you see the Prime Minister?  

Anyway, I am going to Danny’s place for a BBQ soon.

See ya later!

Love Susie

30 Daniels Highway

MOUNT NOWHERE NSW 2995

12th February 2019

Dear Sir/Madam

I am writing to you today because I want to inform you about an event happening at my school next week.

We will be hosting an open afternoon and would be thrilled if you could attend.

If you are able to come to Mount Nowhere’s open afternoon, could you please contact the school at the address shown above.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Jackson

Attachment 6.1 – Reach by S Club 7 – lyrics

Reach

Performed by S Club 7

When the world leaves you feeling blue
You can count on me, I will be there for you
When it seems, all your hopes and dreams
Are a million miles away, I will reassure you

We've got to all stick together
Good friends, there for each other
Never ever forget that
I've got you and you've got me, so

Reach for the stars
Climb every mountain higher
Reach for the stars
Follow your heart's desire
Reach for the stars
And when that rainbow's shining over you
That's when your dreams will all come true

There's a place waiting just for you (waiting just for you)
Is a special place where your dreams all come true
Fly away (fly away) swim the ocean blue (swim the ocean blue)
Drive that open road, leave the past behind you

Don't stop gotta keep moving
Your hopes, gotta keep building
Never ever forget that
I've got you and you've got me, so

Reach for the stars
Climb every mountain higher
Reach for the stars
Follow your heart's desire
Reach for the stars
And when that rainbow's shining over you
That's when your dreams will all come true

Don't believe in all that you've been told
The sky's the limit you can reach your goal
No-one knows just what the future holds
There ain't nothing you can't be
There's a whole world at your feet
I said reach

Climb every mountain (reach)
Reach for the moon (reach)
Follow that rainbow
And your dreams will all come true


Reach for the stars
Climb every mountain higher
Reach for the stars
Follow your heart's desire
Reach for the stars
And when that rainbow's shining over you
That's when your dreams will all come true

Reach for the stars
Climb every mountain higher
Reach for the stars
Follow your heart's desire
Reach for the stars
And when that rainbow's shining over you (shining, shining)
That's when your dreams will all come true

Reach for the stars
Climb every mountain higher
Reach for the stars

Reach, songwriters: Cathy Dennis / Andrew Todd, lyrics: © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, copied under s113P, accessed 19 August 2019.

Attachment 8.1 – Lullabies around the world

Write down some words that describe the lullaby from each country.
Nepal
Mexico
Greece
What did the lullabies have in common?
Which one did you like the best and why?

Attachment 10.1 – Stained glass stars

Materials needed:

  • Clear contact cut to rough size for each star
  • Two star cut-outs or drawings for each student
  • Silver and gold glitter
  • Yellow tissue paper
  • Popsicle sticks
  • String/yarn
  • Glue sticks, sticky tape
  • Scissors

Method:

  1. Give students two star cut-outs each. Alternatively, encourage students to draw their own star using a continuous line (see Activity plan). Depending on the skill level of your students, you may wish to cut out the centre of the star beforehand.
  2. Peel the backing off one sheet of contact and place it sticky-side up on the table. Sticky tape the sides down if necessary so that it doesn’t move around.
  3. Place the star outline on the contact (inside edge cut out).
  4. Sprinkle some glitter onto the contact inside the star cut-out.
  5. Tear the yellow tissue paper into small pieces and place over the glitter inside the star cut-out. Have some overlaps and ensure that students use small pieces.
  6. Make sure that all of the star is covered in tissue paper.
  7. Cut out the outside edge of the star and fold contact over where needed.
  8. Sticky-tape, tie or glue a piece of string/yarn to the top of the star.
  9. Sticky-tape, tie or glue the other end of the string/yarn to a popsicle stick as a handle.
  10. Students complete a second star.
Star template exterior
Star template exterior

Attachment 11.1 – What is a star?

Text 1 – Why do stars twinkle?

What type of information text was this?

What did you like about this text?
What didn't you like about this text?
Which common features of an information text did this have?
List three (3) facts that you have learnt about stars:

Text 2 – Interesting facts about stars

What type of information text was this?

What did you like about this text?
What didn't you like about this text?
Which common features of an information text did this have?
List three (3) facts that you have learnt about stars:

Text 3 – Astronomy for kids – Stars

What type of information text was this?

What did you like about this text?
What didn't you like about this text?
Which common features of an information text did this have?
List three (3) facts that you have learnt about stars:

Attachment 11.2 – Interesting facts about stars

  • The Sun is the closest star to Earth.
  • Most stars are made up of helium and hydrogen.
  • Stars change colour based on their temperature.
  • Stars are very far away from Earth.
  • There are LOTS of stars in the universe. At least 200,000,000,000,000,000,000,000!
  • Apart from the Sun, our nearest star is called Proxima Centauri.
  • Stars are usually between 1 and 10 billion years old!
  • The light from stars can take millions of years to reach Earth. So when you look at stars, you are actually looking back in time!
The Pleiades
The Pleiades
Alpha, Beta and Proxima centauri. Red circle shows Proxima Centauri
Proxima Centauri (circled), with Alpha and Beta Centauri
The Pleiades, credits: NASA, ESA and AURA/Caltech, image is in the public domain, accessed 19 August 2019

Attachment 12.1 – Phases of the moon

Phases of the moon template circles

Attachment 13.1 – The Milky Way – My place in the universe

An illustration of the Milky Way galaxy
An illustration of the Milky Way galaxy

I live at ...

Street number and name:

Town:

State:

Country:

Planet:

Solar system:

Arm of the Milky Way:

Universe:

Attachment 14.1 – Representing the Milky Way

Student names:

Artwork:

Artist:

What can you see?

How did they make it?

What colours does the artist use?

How does it show the Milky Way?

How does it make you feel?

Attachment 15.1 – Swinging on a Star – lyrics

Swinging on a Star

Sung by Frank Sinatra

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a mule

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
He kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny - and his brain is weak
He's just plain stupid with a - stubborn streak

And by the way, if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a pig

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
His shoes are a terrible disgrace
He ain't got no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy - and extremely rude

But if you don't care a feather or a fig
You may grow up to be a pig

Would you like to swing on a star
Carry moonbeams home in a jar
And be better off than you are
Or would you rather be a fish

A fish won't do anything but swim in a brook
He can't write his name or read a book
And to fool the people is his only thought
Though he slippery - he still gets caught

But then if that sort of life is what you wish
You may grow up to be a fish

And all the monkeys aren't in a zoo
Every day you meet quite a few
So you see it's all up to you
You can be better than you are
You could be swinging on a star

Swinging on a Star, songwriters: Johnny Burke / Jimmy Van Heusen, lyrics: © Bourne Co, Music Sales Corp, copied under s113P, accessed 19 August 2019.

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