In English this term we are studying Break of Day by Tony Palmer, with the option for some students to extend their study to other texts with themes relating to war time. We will also do a film study of Peter Weir’s Gallipoli. The emphasis will be on using examples from the text when reflecting on reading or viewing, referencing according to convention and becoming familiar with the metalanguage used to described literary and film techniques. An assessment task with many options will provide evidence of learning and reflection.
In Art we will be using a range of drawing and painting techniques to reflect the world of nature around us. We will study the work of local artist, Leanne Tobin, and create works that show the interrelationships between plant and animal species native to our area. We have also entered the Waste to Art Exhibition at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre.