Foundation
Cross-Curricular units designed to provide strong foundations for young learners to develop the required learning as outlined in the content descriptions within the Australian Curriculum.
Our Foundation Unit Plans
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This unit is based on the Foundation Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

Students explore events from the past and how we remember them through commemorations.

They investigate events that we commemorate and sequence them in relation to the months of the year in which they occur.

Students discuss how events from the past can be retold and remembered in stories. They learn and sequence the Aboriginal Dreamtime story, Tiddalik.

Students explore different events around the world and make comparisons between how they are celebrated between countries. They discuss, and learn, that different family traditions can be dependent on your location in the world.

Students revise their understanding of questioning and begin to pose questions to a friend about Christmas. They select a family commemoration and sequence it into FOUR main events. Students respond to questions to provide details on a commemorative event.

10 Lessons

This unit is based on the Foundation Australian Curriculum HASS Inquiry Skills, Knowledge and Understandings.

In this unit, students will learn to explain why places are special and explore caring for special places. They will explore special places within their school, whilst using locational language.

They will use their five senses to observe the features of a place and how they feel about various places. They will discuss how to care for special places, such as the different ways to care for their school.

As part of the inquiry, students will independently make observations of a special place, draw a bird’s eye view map, label its features and design a poster to describe how to care for the special place. They will then use the skills learnt in this unit to discuss and make suggestions on how to care for their home.

9 Lessons

Exploring Families unit

8 Lessons

Students explore the place they live in and belong to, and learn to observe and describe its features, and why it is important to them. They explore their own special places, how they feel about them, what makes them special, and how they can care for them (place, environment). They learn that their place is also the place of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Peoples (place). The idea of location is introduced through learning about representations on which places can be located and drawing story maps and creating models to show where familiar places and features are located (space).

9 Lessons
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This unit was created to support the Foundation Year level of the Australian Curriculum - Chemical Sciences strand.

Students will learn that objects are made of materials that have observable properties. They will understand that some materials are transparent, while other are opaque. They will experiment with colour and describe how objects and materials look and feel. They will look at the absorbency of various materials and the reasons for various choices in materials for clothing and houses around the world. They will complete the unit with a design challenge.

11 Lessons

This unit will investigate how daily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life. The unit has been created to support the Foundation Year of the Australian Curriculum Science - Earth and Space Sciences strand.

Students will begin the unit by learning about the different types of weather and how to record the weather. They will look at various activities suited to different weather conditions and the appropriate clothing to wear. Students will conduct weather experiments, learn about sun safety and enjoy activities in windy weather. 

10 Lessons

This unit will investigate – the ways that objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape.

10 Lessons

This unit will address the curriculum content – living things have basic needs, including food and water.

9 Lessons