Linkage To Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes
The “Habitat Helpers” 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:
· Co-operate and work collaboratively as a team of Habitat Helpers to solve environmental problems in different parts of the world.
· Become the animals and express a range of emotions, from a frightened baby orang-utan separated from its mother to a lonely orca affected by overfishing in Antarctica.
Outcome 2: COMMUNITY
Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:
· Use drama to broaden their understanding of environmental issues such as plastic and chemical pollution in The Great Barrier Reef.
· Recognise and help to reduce the negative impact of humans on the natural environment in Tasmania and planting trees to counteract deforestation in Sumatra.
Outcome 3: WELLBEING
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:
· Use physical skills and activity to adopt the animal’s features and movement eg glide through the waters of Antarctica as a school of fish.
· Make new discoveries about their personal contributions to the concept of sustainability.
Outcome 4: LEARNING
Children are confident and involved learners, when they:
· Use their imagination and creativity to explore different environments and their habitats.
· Use role play and puppetry skills to pretend to be an array of animals adopting their features, movement and habits eg Sumatran tigers prowling in the jungle or echidnas shuffling in the bush.
Outcome 5: COMMUNICATION
Children are effective communicators, when they:
· Participate in a narrative that encourage the children about how they can make a positive contribution to the world around them.
· Engage with their peers using voice, body language and gesture to tell a story.