In Year 3/4 TK we are investigating the History of the area surrounding the Yarra River which later on became Melbourne. We have been learning about the life of the Wurundjeri people that lived on the land. We have used paintings as a primary source of information to establish understandings about their way of life.
The following slides are by Tia
The children have been independently researching a Melbourne landmark such as Flinders St. Station, The Old Melbourne Gaol, The Shrine of Remembrance, The State Library etc. They have gathered information and have completed a brief report.
The State Library is a central library. The Library was built in 1863. Since then they have made a few changes. It is located at 328 Swanston St, Melbourne Vic 3000.
The State Library also has a mini gallery with paintings showing the history of Melbourne.. The State Library has two million books over six floors,
It was built because Sir Redmond Barry believed that everyone should get a chance to read for free.
To design the Library there was a competition. The roof of the dome is made of glass.
The Old Melbourne Gaol
The Old Melbourne Gaol was a secure place to hold some of Melbourne’s most dangerous criminals and gave a home to the homeless
In 1845 the first cell block was opened but due to the Gold Rush people were stealing and robbing from each other and the gaol was crowded, so in 1859 they built a second cell block.
One of the most famous prisoners to be locked up was Edward Ned Kelly. He was on the run for 18 months and was wanted for theft, robbery and murder. While trying to derail a police train he was shot, captured, locked up and tried for murder. He was found guilty and was hung on the 11 November and was the 101st person to be hung in Melbourne.
The gaol closed in 1924 and was set aside for educational purposes and part of it is used for R.M.I.T University.
The Melbourne Museum is a place for education, history and culture. It has many historical items, pictures and old statues.
The Melbourne Museum is extremely popular for tourists and people that come on holiday in Victoria.
The Melbourne Museum had finished being built in the year 1854, it was reopened in 2000 after major renovations. The Melbourne Museum is located in Carlton.
The Melbourne Museum is the largest Museum in the Southern hemisphere.
Flinders Street Station
Written by Andrew H
Flinders St Station is a train station in the city of Melbourne. It is located on the corner Flinders St and Swanston St.
It was built so people could get around in the city and it also has a gym, library and a ballroom on special occasions its open to the public.
The famous station was named after Captain Matthew Flinders and it was designed by James Facett and H.P.C Ashworth.
They started building in 1905 and finished in 1910 the opening day was 12 September 1910.
The building was made out of sandy coloured bricks, grey concrete, glass and lots of green copper for the dome roof.
It has got LEDs surrounding the whole building so on special occasions the whole thing would light up with colourful lights from top to bottom.
In Art the children have made flowers to be displayed around the school to promote kindness and friendship.
Mathematics we have been learning about Fractions and Decimals. During a recent WIFI disruption ¾ TK went old school with chalk and used the Netball court as our canvas.