Numeracy/ Geography- Comparing Australia’s area and population with other countries…

Students have had fun comparing the vast area Australia has for its population, compared with other countries which we have found, can be very overcrowded. The population density tells us how many people in a certain area. We are very lucky to have so much space…but can it all be used? The following samples have students researching this provocation. We found that much of Australia is desert and not really liveable by most people!

Information Reports and language features

This morning we discussed the genre Information Reports.  Students showed their prior knowledge about the text type and realised there are many different types of Information Reports that we use.  We also talked about the language features of the genre.  Information Reports are always non-fiction texts.  We practiced using connectives or conjunctions to join the ideas of two sentences together.