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This afternoon, we learned about Aboriginal Dreamtime stories. These are stories about how the world and people were created. They are stories about the spirits coming out of the sky and the ground to create the land, rivers, mountains, animals and people. These stories were not written down, so they are passed on through families as stories they tell their children and grandchildren. Sometimes, Dreamtime stories also serve as a guide about the right way to behave.
We watched one called Whirlpool which is from the Northern Territory and tells the story of two groups of people. One group is chasing another in canoes. One of the main themes in the story was the importance of remaining quiet and cautious when you're in a dangerous place. There were no words at all in this story! We used the music and clues from body language and how things were drawn to work out what the story was about. It was very exciting. Our favourite part was when the snake rose up out of the water and showed its teeth!
Love from The Smarties and Mrs N