The First Fleet

Investigate the ships of the First Fleet. Explore who and what was on each of the ships.

With your partner, answer the following questions:

List some of the items that were bought on the First Fleet?

Why do you think they chose those items?

Do you think any of these items were unnecessary? Why?

Do you think the British prepared well for life once they arrived in Australia?



Convict John Walker

Explore the life of John Walker by reading this story.

Answer these questions with your partner in your Integrated Studies book.

  • What factors led to John Walker’s crime of stealing onions? 
  • How do you feel about what John Walker did? 
  • What does the evidence tell you about the kind of person he was? 
  • What might happen to John Walker if he committed this crime today?



Hello parents!
As we have been working on test wise behaviours and the genre of test, we are coming into the home stretch of preparation for NAPLAN. It might be useful for students to look at a couple of practise tests over the weekend if they feel they would like to. NAPLAN takes a snapshot of student learning from foundation until the beginning of year 3- please keep this in mind when talking about it with your child. Nerves for some students will be normal but we have worked hard to help students feel calm and prepared.
Please be assured that after our preparation session today, students are feeling ready and confident to have a go!
The 3/4 teaching team @ MPPS