The Melbourne Cup is an important tradition in Australian culture and sport. It is so important that all of Victoria has a public holiday.

So what is the Melbourne Cup. For reading, we are going to use our synthesising skills to learn about the Melbourne Cup by adding to our thoughts and possibly changing our thinking. We will track our thinking about the Melbourne Cup before, during and after reading. Tomorrow we will then turn our thoughts into a synthesising response to show how our thinking has developed.