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Kindergarten HSIE Program Term 1, 2011 School Days

Outcomes

SSES1 Identifies ways in which their own needs and the needs of others are met, individually and cooperatively. CUES1 Communicates some common characteristics that all people share as well as some of the differences. ENES1 Gathers information about natural and built environments and communicates some of the ways in which they interact with, and can care for, these environments.

Smartboard

Resources Paints Photos of celebrations Italian song

Construction materials Digital camera Visitors to the classroom

Notebook

Art paper

Curric.

Lesson focus

Teaching & Learning Activities

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Framework

 

A Happy, Healthy, Safe Classroom

 

TES1.1

Being Happy

Brainstorm what students need to be happy, healthy and safe at school. Students complete artworks and display these with their observations such as “I am happy at school when…”

Paper

Identifies their own needs. Participates in activities that ensure the classroom is a happy, healthy, safe place.

Deep knowledge

(Eng)

at School

Higher Order

VAES1.1

Thinking

(Visual

Arts)

     
 

Classroom

Discuss classroom routines and ask students to pictorially represent different times in the day. Sequence these representations and label them with everyday vocabulary associated with time.

SmartBoard

Participates in the formation of classroom rules and routines.

Deep

MES1.5

Routines

Notebook

understanding

(Maths)

 

Higher Order

 

Thinking

TES1.1

(Eng)

School Rules

Ask students about rules

- what do you think a rule is?

 

Participates in the formation of classroom rules and routines. Follows class and school rules.

Higher Order

Thinking

- what is the purpose of rules?

Deep Knowledge

Students suggest rules needed for the classroom. List, illustrate and display classroom rules. Talk about what happens when rules are not followed and individual rights are not respected. Students draw a classroom rule and a school rule.

 
 

Playground rules and care of equipment

Visit the playground and discuss the use and care of the school’s equipment and grounds.

 

Demonstrates ways in which they can care for their home, classroom and school community.

Deep Knowledge

TES1.1

Ask students to identify ways of caring for and using the places, features, facilities, equipment and resources they use.

(Eng)

   

Discuss ways of looking after the school grounds, eg caring for plants and animals, recycling waste.

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Who’s in the Classroom?

VAES1.1

Self-portraits

Students paint self-portraits and display these as a class mural.

Paint

Talks about the characteristics that we all share.

 

(Visual Arts)

Scan these pictures into Notebook and create a class ‘photo’.

Paper

 

Favourite

Ask students to bring a favourite object, toy or book to school. Provide opportunities for each child to talk about what they have chosen and why.

News activity

Identifies their own favourite items and provides reasons for these choices.

Higher Order

TES1.1

(Eng)

thing (News)

Thinking

Italian

Italian Song

Sing songs and teach expressions that involve a non-Standard English language that the students relate to in some way.

Italian Song

Identifies words and expressions from other languages. Observes and describes different forms of communication.

Metalanguage

TES1.1

Friends and Family at GPS

Talk about who goes to the school, including other family members, students who live in the local area, students who belong to the same sporting, social or religious group.

 

Describes the groups that individuals belong to.

 

(Eng)

 

Talking about

Provide discussion times when students can share information about their likes and dislikes, their families, their out-of-school activities, travelling to school, things they enjoy at school, what they hope to learn at school. Pictorially record and display some categories of similarity and difference.

 

Identifies their own desires and compares these to others.

Deep

TES1.1

ourselves

understanding

(Eng)

(News)

 
 

Comparison

Discuss how this year (at school) compares with the year before that (at home or at pre-school). Brainstorm the differences and similarities as a class. Individually students draw a picture of themselves at pre-school and at ‘big-school’.

Notebook

Identifies activities that occur in specific places.

Connectedness

of preschool

Higher Order

TES1.1

(Eng)

and ‘big

school’

 

Thinking

Deep

 

understanding

 

School

Jointly construct a concept map of words that students use to describe school or things they do at school.

Notebook

Identifies activities that occur in specific places.

Deep Knowledge

concept map

 

Celebrations

Brainstorm events and holidays celebrated by students and provide opportunities for students to learn about special events celebrated by families and individuals. Use pictures to help students brainstorm ideas.

Pictures of

Contributes to discussions about special events and holidays important to them.

Deep knowledge

TES1.1

celebrations

Connectedness

(Eng)

 

Places at School

 

Classroom

Students identify places, resources and equipment in the classroom and discuss each, where it is located and its purpose. Students complete illustrations of these. Place drawing in relevant areas of classroom.

Pictures

Identifies different areas of the classroom and what they are used for.

Metalanguage

VAES1.1

resources

(Visual Arts)

TES1.1

Care of the Classroom

Discuss care of the classroom and its resources.

 

Demonstrates ways in which they care for their classroom.

 

(Eng)

 

Comparison of

Ask students to compare similarities and differences between the classroom and other places.

Notebook

Identifies activities that occur in specific places.

Deep

classroom and

understanding

other places

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Framework

DMES1.8

3D model of classroom

Encourage students to use construction materials to make 3D models representing features within the classroom.

Construction

Uses and makes 3D models of environmental features.

Student direction

(Sci)

materials

 

School

Provide regular opportunities for students to explore the school and its surroundings, visiting different areas each time. Discuss each area’s features, location and function, who uses it and who works there. Take photographs and display them. Refer to them often. Point out visible symbols that relate to Australia or symbols that relate to the school.

Digital camera

Names and talks about places and features in their home, school and immediate environment.

 

Environment

UTES1.9

 

(Sci)

 
 

Who Helps Me at School?

 

Workers

Invite people into the classroom who can talk to the students about where they work and what they do. Students ask questions of the visitor.

Visitors

Identifies the roles of people in the community.

Engagement

 

Roles of

Discuss the roles of a teacher and other people in the school. Ask students to consider what a teacher’s day might be like. How do teachers help students?

 

Identifies the roles of people in their school.

Higher Order

TES1.1

School Staff

Thinking

(Eng)

 

Prroblematic

 

Knowledge

TES1.1

Class Visitors

Discuss people who visit the school. Make a class book of school visitors, showing what they do. Add pages after each visit.

Class book

Identifies the roles of people who visit their school.

 

(Eng)

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