Wildlife Photographer of the Year Stages 4- 5 Syllabus Links
The activities for Wildlife Photographer of the Year complement New South Wales Board of Studies Stages 4-5 syllabuses.
Science Stages 4-5 :
- 4.8.2 Classification (mandatory). Classify living things according to structural features and identify that they have patterns of similarities and differences. Identify a range of plants and animals using simple keys.
- 4.8.2 Classification (additional) Identify that living things can be divided into a number of major kingdoms. Discuss the concept of a species. Design simple keys to identify a range of living things. Classify organisms as being autotrophic or heterotrophic.
- 4.10 Ecosystems (mandatory). Describe some adaptations of living things to factors in their environment. Describe, using examples of food chains and food webs from Australian ecosystems, how producers, consumers and decomposers are related.
- 4.10 Ecosystems (additional). Identify factors that affect the size of populations of organisms; including: competition for resources; predators; birth and death rates.
- 4.18 A student with guidance, presents information to an audience to achieve a particular purpose.
- 5.8 A student relates the structure and function of living things to models, theories and laws.
- 5.8.3 Theory of evolution and natural selection (mandatory). Discuss evidence that present-day organisms have evolved from organisms in the distant past. Relate natural selection to the theory of evolution.
- 5.8.3 Theory of evolution and natural selection (additional). Research case studies of extinct species and species at risk of extinction. Describe the impact of mass extinction on species diversity.
- 5.18 A student selects and uses appropriate forms of communication to present information to an audience.
English Stages 4-5 :
- 4.1 A student responds to and composes text for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis and pleasure.
- 4.1.3 Compose imaginative, factual and critical texts for different purposes, audiences and contexts.
- 4.2 A student uses a range of processes for responding to and composing texts.
- 4.2.3 Compose single texts in limited time.
- 4.5 A student makes informed language choices to shape meaning with accuracy, clarity and coherence.
- 4.5.1 Express considered points of view in speech or writing, accurately and coherently and with confidence and fluency in rehearsed, unrehearsed, and impromptu situations.
- 4.6 A student draws on experience, information and ideas to imaginatively and interpretively respond to and compose texts.
- 4.6.2 Compose a range of imaginative texts including narrative, poetry, instructions, scripts, advertisements and websites.
- 4.6.7 Use verbal, aural and visual techniques to create imaginative texts.
- 4.7 A student thinks critically and interpretively about information, ideas and arguments to respond to and compose texts.
- 4.7.7 Summarise, define, gather evidence, deduce, argue and debate.
- 4.7.10 Adopt and present a point of view supported with evidence.
- 5.1 A student responds to and composes increasingly sophisticated and sustained text for understanding, interpretation, critical analysis and pleasure.
- 5.6 A student experiments with different ways of imaginatively and interpretively transforming experience, information and ideas into texts.
- 5.6.6 Compose imaginative texts based on a proposition, premise or stimulus.
Visual Arts Stage 4 :
- VS 4.1 Uses a range of strategies to explore different artmaking conventions and procedures to make artworks.
- VS 4.2 Explores the function of and relationships between artists – artwork – world – audience.
- VS 4.4 Recognises and uses aspects of the world as a source of ideas, concepts and subject matter in the visual arts.
- VS 4.5 Investigates ways to develop meaning in their artworks.
Photographic and Digital Media Stage 5:
- 5.1 Develops range and autonomy in selecting and applying photographic and digital conventions and procedures to make photographic and digital works.
- 5.2 Makes photographic and digital works informed by their understanding of the function of and the relationships between artist – artwork – world – audience.
- 5.3 Makes photographic and digital works informed by an understanding of how the frames affect meaning.
- 5.4 Investigates the world as a source of ideas, concepts and subject matter for photographic and digital works.
- 5.5 Makes informed choices to develop and extend concepts and different meanings in their photographic and digital works.
- 5.6 Selects appropriate procedures and techniques to make and refine photographic and digital works.
- 5.7 Applies their understanding of aspects of practice to critically and historically interpret photographic and digital works.
Ms Helen Wheeler , Education Project Officer