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Australia Homework

Please try to complete as many activities as you can from the choice below, we look forward to seeing your child’s work. Have fun!

Curriculum Area




We are exploring our environment both locally and globally this half term so if you would like to share a range of books about Australia and what makes it special that would be great. We will be researching in detail our town unique, do children have favourite places they like to visit? If you could continue this at home and compile your findings with captions and pictures, we would be interested to see your findings!


Our maths topics this half term are number and exploring the properties of 2d shapes. Can children count out amounts accurately from a larger group? Can they recognise, order and sequence numbers? Can they count forward and backwards from a given number (not always 1?). In shape we will be naming specific shapes and looking at their properties – can children make 2d shapes out of objects (lollipop sticks etc.) and label the sides, corners etc.?



In science we are going to explore changes in state and their properties – it would be good to do some mini science experiments relating to these – e.g. the effect temperature has on different food or what happens to water when it gets hot/cold.


As we are looking at the places that we live and the area around us – children could create their own map which includes places that are important to them in the area. Children can create a map of Australia with some of the key features added (Sydney opera house, Uluru, the great barrier reef etc.) Children could do some aboriginal art using cotton buds or create the Sydney harbour bridge out of paper plates and cups.


As it is a new school year and a new class, this half term we are going to look at what makes a good friend – children could possibly write some rules on how to be a good friend or make a bracelet etc. to give to a friend.


Please record any homework activities you undertake in the homework book you have received from class alternatively you can email any pictures to In the Subject box mark them for the attention of your child’s class e.g. For the Attention of  Australia Class and we will print them and pop them in the book.