Skype with Pularumpi School, Tiwi Islands

My Place – Your Place

Pularumpi Town on Melville Island Pularumpi is at the “top end” of Australia
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The 2FS wrote a short recount about the Skype. They were practising the use of commas by using a list of student names and places in their writing by including the following information. Below is an extract of some of the students’ writing.

Bailey Wrote:

  • The class and I Skyped to Pularumpi School yesterday. We talked to Bruce, Darnelle, Clara, Pearl and Noelissa.

Emelia Wrote:

  • Their school was Pularumpi school on Melville Island, in the Tiwi Islands, in Northern Territory, in Australia.

Kyra Wrote:

  • Yesterday my class Skyped the Northern Territory school in Melville Island, Australia. The teacher is called Mr. Mosley. Mr. Mosley’s students are called Bruce, Darnelle, Clara, Pearl and Noelissa. They are Aboriginal students. Next week we will Skype Bruce, Darnelle, Clara Pearl and Noelissa for more information. This time they are asking the questions.

Bella Wrote:

  • Yesterday we Skyped with the Tiwi Island. It was exciting.

Aaron Wrote:

  • We asked them some questions and we told them where we live. They were in grade T/1 and there was one boy and four girls.

Matilda Wrote:

  • There were 22 people in their class but some were away. They love fishing, football and soccer. Next week we are going to Skype with them again.

Tyler Wrote:

  • Yesterday we Skyped with Pularumpi School. Their names were called Bruce, Darnelle, Clara, Pearl and Noelissa. Their favourite thing was swimming and fishing. They were in the Northern Territory, Australia, World, Universe!

Skype with Tipperary Station School

Optional Homework

Use the Venn Diagram and pictures to write sentences comparing the 2 places. Write about the similarities and differences between Berwick Lodge Primary School and Tipperary Station School. Put your comparisons in the comments box.

Venn diagram with our similarities and differences.

Venn diagram with our similarities and differences.

Tipperary Station and surrounding land

Tipperary Station and surrounding land

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Tipperary Station is in Northern Territory – the “Top End” of Australia

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Berwick Lodge Primary School and Surrounding Towns

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Berwick Lodge Primary School is in Victoria at the “bottom end” of Australia!

Use these lists in proper sentences with commas.

Tipperary Students: Georgi, Shianna, Angus, Jack, Dustin, Zeeta

Topics: population, number of students, parks, playgrounds, pets, lunches, shops

Who presented at BLPS: Kyra, Chantel, Joshua, Josh, Bella, Bailey, Luke, Aaron, Emelia

This is Bella’s Example 

On Thursday the 6th of March we Skyped with Tipperary Station School. The names of their students were Zeeta, Dustin, Jack, Shianna, Angus and Georgi. The students who presented about pets, shops, playgrounds and parks were Kyra, Chantel, Luke, Josh, Joshua, Bailey, Aaron, Emelia and Bella.