Animal Hands-on session - Syllabus links

Syllabus relevance to the New South Wales curriculum.

Science and Technology

Activities link to the NSW Science and Technology K-6 Syllabus as outlined below:

Living Things (LT)
  • Identifies ways in which living things are different and have different needs LT S1.3
  • Identifies and describes ways in which living things grow and change. LT S2.3
  • Identifies and describes the structure and function of living things and the ways in which living things interact with other living things and their environment. LT S3.3
  • Identifies, describes and evaluates the interactions between living things and their effect on the environment.
Earth and its Surroundings (ES)
  • Explores and identifies ways the environment influences their daily lives. ES S1.6
  • Identifies and describes ways in which people and other living things depend upon the Earth and its environment. ES S3.6
  • Recognises that the Earth is the source of materials and resources, and describes phenomena and processes, both natural and human, that form and change the Earth over time.
Investigating (INV)
  • Investigates their surroundings by observing, questioning, exploring and reporting. LT S1.7
  • Conducts guided investigations by observing, questioning, predicting, collecting and recording data, and suggesting possible explanations. LT S2.7
  • Conducts investigations by observing, questioning, predicting, testing, collecting recording and analysing data, and drawing conclusions. LT S3.7
  • Conducts their own investigations and makes judgements based on the results of observing, questioning, planning, predicting, testing collecting, recording and analysing data and drawing conclusions.


Opportunities also exist to link with the NSW English K-6 Syllabus

Talking and Listening
  • Communicates with peers and known adults in informal situations and structured activities dealing briefly with familiar topics. T S1.1
  • Communicates with an increasing range of people for a variety of purposes on both familiar and introduced topics in spontaneous and structured classroom activities. T S2.1
  • Communicates in informal and formal classroom activities in school and social situations for an increasing range of purposes on a variety of topics across the curriculum. T S3.1
  • Communicates effectively for a range of purposes and with a variety of audiences to express well-developed, well-organised ideas dealing with more challenging topics.
Reading and Viewing Texts
  • Demonstrates developing reading skill on short, predictable written texts on familiar topics. R S1.5
  • Reads a wider range of texts on less familiar topics with increasing independence and understanding, making connections between own knowledge and experience and information in texts. R S2.5
  • Reads independently a wide range of texts on increasingly challenging topics and justifies own interpretation of ideas, information and events.
Skills and Strategies
  • Demonstrates developing reading skills and strategies when reading books, dealing with print and comprehending texts. R S1.6
  • Draws on an increasing range of skills and strategies when reading and comprehending texts. R S2.6
  • Uses efficiently an integrated range of skills and strategies when reading and interpreting written texts. R S3.6
  • Uses a comprehensive range of skills and strategies appropriate to type of text being read.

Ms Helen Wheeler , Learning Services Operations Manager
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