Today we were fortunate enough to visit the Melbourne Museum as part of our Book Week activities prepared by Miss Nadja.
The Museum was filled with lots of exciting galleries for us to explore.
We began our day in the ‘Science and Life’ gallery. Here we explored dinosaurs, bugs, underwater creatures and our ‘Dynamic Earth’.
We then moved onto the most informative gallery yet, the First Peoples exhibition. This is where we learnt about the richness that our Australian history holds. We learnt about Indigenous Australians, their customs and culture and how this has impacted how/why Australia is the way it is today.
Next, we ventured through the ‘Melbourne’s Story’ exhibition. There were soooo many things from Melbourne’s history to explore. There were things that we made connections with – e.g the living conditions in Melbourne throughout the 1850’s (which we made connections to our camp experience). There were also some fun things we experienced like sitting in an old cinema theater and sitting in an old roller coaster.
The last gallery we walked through was the ‘Forest Gallery’. This was a live outdoor gallery where we learnt about Australia’s flora and fauna.
Which was your favourite gallery and why? What artwork/artifact/object really caught your eye? Why? What wonderings or questions do you still have?
Today, the Year 5/6 students travelled into the City to watch the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
It was part of our Music program – we have been learning all about the Orchestra and the different instruments that are used to make the amazing sounds they do.
The show we went to today was a ‘Meet the Orchestra’ performance where Ben the presenter as well as conductor introduced us to the different instruments that are used to make up the Orchestra.
We learnt all about the different ‘string’ instruments, the ‘brass’ instruments, the ‘windwood’ instruments and the ‘percussion’ instruments.
Did you enjoy the excursion?
What was your favourite instrument? Why?