HIStory, MYstory, OURstory.

 

 

We have been talking a lot about each others stories. Everyone has a different story  to share.

Today  we were lucky enough to hear Ari’s story. Ari’s grandmother and Aunt  are visiting from India so they came along with Ari’s mother Navas to tell  us about the  Rego family story.

We all learnt many , many new things about India. Even the teachers learnt lots of  interesting facts.

These are  some of the interesting things we learnt.

  • India is 5000 years old
  • There are 29 different states and 6 territories in India
  • Each state is like  a little  country , they  each  had  different food,  dancing styles and  clothes.
  • There are 1.2 billion people who live in India
  • There were 4 religions started in India, Hidu, Sikhs, Jans, and Buddhism.
  • There were 4 other religions introduced to India: they are Judaism, Zoroastian, Muslim and Christianity.
  • In 52AD, St Thomas the Apostle came to India- some people say he is buried there.
  • Lots of things were invented in India- snakes and ladders, chess, yoga, and martial arts and they taught us how to count.
  • English is spoken  everywhere but Hindi is the national language.
  • Many of  the scientists at NASA are Indian
  • India has the largest amount of post offices in the world and the largest train system

We really enjoyed  learning about your family story Ari.

 

Sydney Nolan -Our Artist Study

Part of our Inquiry for this term has involved us finding out about our wonderful country Australia . Our artists can share historical stories through art. Sydney Nolan is the first Australian artist we have studied and we enjoyed learning about Ned Kelly through his art.
We hope you enjoy our attempts to tell Ned’s story.
Sydney Nolan, Ned Kelly and the artists of 3/4DC on PhotoPeach