Patch Parker's mother was a British convict transported to New South Wales. Life in the new colony was difficult for her and Patch. There was little food and relations with the local people were not always good. Patch did make friends with an Aboriginal boy called Tommera. Find out how Patch and Tommera's friendship developed in difficult times.
With a colourful and eye-catching design, students are provided with a firm scaffold of learning experiences to support discovery learning, and the development of higher order thinking skills.
The streamlined approach teaches literacy along with other learning areas, one unit per term. The fiction and non-fiction topic books explore concepts introduced in the Big Ideas Book in greater depth. Interactive activities on the CD within each unit extend learning beyond the texts.