Art: Insects and Dragons
This unit of work focuses on the subject matter of insects and dragons and offers students the opportunity to explore real and imagined creatures in their artmaking.
This experience offers them opportunities to creatively transform ideas from 2-dimensional drawings of insects and creatures into 3-dimensional mythical beings using wire, fibre and fabric.
The structure and movement of these 3-dimensional creatures is emphasised and students are encouraged to create new and original creatures that suggest feelings of power or the creation of another mood.
Geography: Eucalypt Forests
This unit of work focuses on earth’s environment: eucalypt forest, a significant environment. It describes examples of habitats in the forest and how they meet the needs of living things, in particular how plants are used by animals. It also provides examples of a food chain in the forest.
Students examine the importance of natural vegetation and natural resources to the environment, animals and people and learn about the ways people value environments, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
During the day there is a mix of teacher-led and student-centred activities which are explained on mini task cards. The students stop in at least four places on the walk where they select one or more of the tasks to complete independently in that location. A bag of equipment is provided and each student receives an activity journal and map.
The Warrumbungle National Park site has rich archaeological evidence of the Gamilaraay and other people’s occupation. In addition to examining the artefacts they used, this program attempts to study how they survived in the Warrumbungle environment.
A space capsule will be delivered to your class by one of our WNPEEC teachers. Our teacher and Snook will introduce the program to your students. The capsule contains all the course work required for a six to eight week program. A day visit to the Warrumbungle National Park is included after the first 4 or 5 weeks. Students are taken on a journey to understand how our planet works in relation to its energy, oxygen supply, waste handling and protection.