Norm Of The North
1:26:28

Norm Of The North

Foxtel Family October 15, 2016

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

3-4
5-6
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
When a developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do - he heads to the city to stop it.

When a developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do - he heads to the city to stop it.

The Safe House
25:57

The Safe House

SBS2 January 12, 2010

History

Civics and citizenship

Media arts

Personal and social capability

3-4
5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Filmmaker, Lee Whitmore's true story of growing up during one of the most talked about events in Australian history - the Petrov Affair. It's the summer of 1954 and seven year ...

Filmmaker, Lee Whitmore's true story of growing up during one of the most talked about events in Australian history - the Petrov Affair. It's the summer of 1954 and seven year old Lee and her friends are drifting through the holidays, exploring their quiet suburban neighbourhood where nothing ever seems to happen... until one day mysterious strangers move in with the old lady next door.

Rookie Reporter: Election
25:30

Rookie Reporter: Election

ABC Me July 2, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

3-4
5-6
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Follow the journey of 12-year-old Maya as she joins seasoned ABC journalists as a political journalist covering the 2016 Australian Federal Election for ABC3's Behind the News ...

Follow the journey of 12-year-old Maya as she joins seasoned ABC journalists as a political journalist covering the 2016 Australian Federal Election for ABC3's Behind the News (BtN).

Little Lunch
24:37

Little Lunch: The Nightmare Before Graduation

ABC ME December 23, 2016

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Mrs Gonsha's class is graduating from Grade 6 and everyone is excited about going to High School, but when they uncover the explosive news that Rory is unable to graduate with ...

Mrs Gonsha's class is graduating from Grade 6 and everyone is excited about going to High School, but when they uncover the explosive news that Rory is unable to graduate with them, no one is eager to leave school any more.

Little Lunch
22:27

Little Lunch: The Halloween Horror Story

ABC ME October 31, 2016

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
When Atticus' mother gets a job overseas, he discovers that the day of the Halloween school play will be his last day of school. Suddenly Halloween doesn't seem scary, but ...

When Atticus' mother gets a job overseas, he discovers that the day of the Halloween school play will be his last day of school. Suddenly Halloween doesn't seem scary, but leaving his friends, especially Rory, is terrifying.

Little Lunch
13:16

Little Lunch: The Top of the Fireman's Pole

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC Me July 24, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
After Mrs Gonsha bravely rescues a tiny boy from the top of the playground equipment, she can't get down herself. The children realise that Mrs Gonsha isn't stuck, but too ...

After Mrs Gonsha bravely rescues a tiny boy from the top of the playground equipment, she can't get down herself. The children realise that Mrs Gonsha isn't stuck, but too scared to move as she's terrified of heights. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Mrs Gonsha is afraid of heights, Battie is afraid of dogs and Melanie is afraid of the dark are you afraid of anything? How can we calm down when we are feeling scared and panicked? Rory distracts Mrs Gonsha to get her down, do you think this is a good strategy?

Little Lunch
13:11

Little Lunch: The Dress Up Day

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC Me July 21, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
On Dress-Up-As-What-You-Want-To-Be-When-You-Grow-Up-Day, Battie dresses up as Stretcho, his very own made up super hero. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a ...

On Dress-Up-As-What-You-Want-To-Be-When-You-Grow-Up-Day, Battie dresses up as Stretcho, his very own made up super hero. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Battie dresses up as Stretcho again for dress up day. What would you wear on dress as you what you want to be when you grow up day? Why? Battie invented his own superhero, what super powers would you like to have? Further Activity: Write the Stretcho origin story for Battie. Use your imagination to write an entertaining narrative telling the story of how Stretcho got his stretchy powers.

Little Lunch
13:05

Little Lunch: The Thing In The Sand

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC Me July 31, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Melanie think she discovers a possum's head in the sand pit, and refuses to believe that it's actually Rory's craft project made out of a pine-cone and toilet paper. ...

Melanie think she discovers a possum's head in the sand pit, and refuses to believe that it's actually Rory's craft project made out of a pine-cone and toilet paper. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Sometimes when we can't see something very well, our imaginations start seeing things that aren't there. Have you ever seen a dark object at night and thought it was something else? Melanie wants a burial for the pinecone to make up for not saying goodbye to her pet rabbit when it died. Have you had a pet die before? Did you have a special goodbye ceremony? Further activity: With a partner, look up some 'optical illusions' on the Internet, some images can be seen in two different ways. Do you and your partner see the same thing or different things?

Little Lunch
13:05

Little Lunch: The Election

Season 1 Episode 23 ABC Me August 19, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
When Rory announces that he wants to be the Prime Minister, Mrs Gonsha suggest that they ahve their own election. Debra-Jo runs against Rory, and Tamara joins the campaign ...

When Rory announces that he wants to be the Prime Minister, Mrs Gonsha suggest that they ahve their own election. Debra-Jo runs against Rory, and Tamara joins the campaign trial too.

Little Lunch
13:04

Little Lunch: The Oval

Season 1 Episode 15 ABC Me August 7, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Most days, Rory kicks the ball over the fence, hits the council windows and is promptly sent to sit in the Principal's office. Today, he is trying very hard not to do that, by ...

Most days, Rory kicks the ball over the fence, hits the council windows and is promptly sent to sit in the Principal's office. Today, he is trying very hard not to do that, by kicking the ball to the other kids instead.

Little Lunch
13:02

Little Lunch: The Kiss Chasey Oval

Season 1 Episode 9 ABC Me July 30, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tamara unexpectedly wants to play kiss chasey but the only person she wants to chase and kiss is Battie. When Battie refuses to play, Tamara tries to find a different way to ...

Tamara unexpectedly wants to play kiss chasey but the only person she wants to chase and kiss is Battie. When Battie refuses to play, Tamara tries to find a different way to get his attention. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Tamara is insistent upon doing a playground Olympics even though no one is really interested. What could the others have said to Tamara? Have you ever had someone make you do something you didn't want to do? Why is it important to stand up for yourself? Further activity: Design your own 'olympic' course in the playground. Come up with four activities and write down the rules for competitors.

Little Lunch
13:02

Little Lunch: The Gap Behind The Dumpster

Season 1 Episode 25 ABC Me August 21, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Atticus decides to start a secret club with Rory, but after Rory invites everyone else to join, Atticus gets cross.

Atticus decides to start a secret club with Rory, but after Rory invites everyone else to join, Atticus gets cross.

Little Lunch
13:02

Little Lunch: The Ya Ya

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me July 22, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
The children discuss that Atticus has been acting strangely all week and that it might have something to do with his parents going away. Atticus confesses that he is upset ...

The children discuss that Atticus has been acting strangely all week and that it might have something to do with his parents going away. Atticus confesses that he is upset because he is starving. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Atticus calls his Grandma Ya Ya, what do you call your grandparents? Atticus gets grumpy when he hasn't eaten. How can we recognise that we are grumpy and maybe need to eat or use some other strategies to change our mood? Further activities: 1) Draw two self portraits; one showing your face before you have eaten and are grumpy, and one of your face after you have eaten. You might want to use a mirror to try out some different expressions then draw what you see. 2) Atticus does not like the food in his lunchbox. Draw and label a lunchbox full of your favourite healthy foods.

Little Lunch
13:01

Little Lunch: The Cake Stall

Season 1 Episode 19 ABC Me August 13, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
When Melanie decides to have a cake stall to raise money for homeless puppies, she asks Debra-Jo and Tamara for help. After Mrs Gonsha rewards the girls, Atticus gets jealous ...

When Melanie decides to have a cake stall to raise money for homeless puppies, she asks Debra-Jo and Tamara for help. After Mrs Gonsha rewards the girls, Atticus gets jealous and sets up a rival fundraiser.

Little Lunch
13:01

Little Lunch: The Milk Bar

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC Me July 28, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Rory has forgotten his lunch, again, and the other children have had enough. They refuse to give him any more of their food. Rory is starving and, in desperation, decides to ...

Rory has forgotten his lunch, again, and the other children have had enough. They refuse to give him any more of their food. Rory is starving and, in desperation, decides to go to the milk bar. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Rory forgets his lunch every day, Debra Jo can't understand why he doesn't pack it as part of his morning routine. Do you have a morning routine? What chores or responsibilities do you have at home? Further activity: Write down your morning routine.

Little Lunch
13:00

Little Lunch: The Beep Test

Season 1 Episode 12 ABC Me August 4, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Debra-Jo can't understand how Tamara's favourite day of the year could be when the class does the beep test fitness assessment. On beep test day, Tamara is very excited, but ...

Debra-Jo can't understand how Tamara's favourite day of the year could be when the class does the beep test fitness assessment. On beep test day, Tamara is very excited, but after she sprains her ankle she can't join in. Suggested Classroom activities: In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: All the kids have different favourite days. What's your favourite day of the week? Why?

Little Lunch
12:57

Little Lunch: The Joke Competition

Season 1 Episode 13 ABC Me August 5, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
On a very hot day, Atticus decides to distract everyone with a joke telling competition. While everyone takes turns to take the stage and tell a joke, Melanie panics at the ...

On a very hot day, Atticus decides to distract everyone with a joke telling competition. While everyone takes turns to take the stage and tell a joke, Melanie panics at the thought of getting up in front of everyone. Suggested Classroom activities In pairs or a small group, discuss the following questions: Why did Atticus leave Melanie out of the competition? Why didn't Melanie want to share her good artwork, or receive an award in assembly? Have you ever felt nervous about performing or talking in front of a group? How do you think Melanie felt after taking a risk and telling her joke? Do you know any good jokes? Share your joke with the group. Further activity: Make a class joke book for your classroom library.

Little Lunch
12:57

Little Lunch: The Walk-a-thon

Season 1 Episode 20 ABC Me August 14, 2015

English

Literacy

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

5-6
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
The children face the difficult task of finding the right partner to be their walking buddy for the walk-a-thon. Tamara is determined to find the best companion who will ...

The children face the difficult task of finding the right partner to be their walking buddy for the walk-a-thon. Tamara is determined to find the best companion who will assist her in doing the most laps.