Linkage To Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes
The “Dinosaurs” incursion addresses the following Early Years Learning and Development Outcomes (Birth to 5 years):
Outcome 1: IDENTITY
Children have a strong sense of identity, when they:
- cooperate and work collaboratively with others to search for a new habitat to sustain life;
- pretend to be dinosaurs and adopt their features and movement.
Outcome 2: COMMUNITY
Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:
- use drama to broaden their understanding of dinosaurs and their life cycle through nest building, egg-hatching, living in a herd and searching for new habitats.
- Develop an understanding of the dinosaur’s dependence on their environment to provide food, water and shelter.
Outcome 3: WELLBEING
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:
- share the drama experience and make new discoveries about the dinosaur’s life cycle and dependence on their environment.
- use physical activity and skills to adopt dinosaur movement and characteristics eg. use their fingers to make three horns on the triceratops or eat leaves from the highest branches like the brachiosaurus.
Outcome 4: LEARNING
Children are confident and involved learners, when they:
- use their imaginations to explore the dinosaur life cycle through nest building, egg-hatching, living in a herd and searching for new habitats;
- develop their problem solving skills by working together to find a new habitat to sustain dinosaur life.
Outcome 5: COMMUNICATION
Children are effective communicators, when they:
- interact verbally (share ideas as to how the dinosaurs will continue to live after they wake up to find their habitat devoid of food and water) and non-verbally (by pretending to be dinosaurs) to demonstrate an understanding of the dinosaur life cycle.