Links to Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes
The “Jungle Animals” 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 eg. pretending to be jungle animals given the task of hunting for treasures to share.
- use drama to interact and engage by becoming the different inhabitants of the jungle, adopting their movement and habits.
Outcome 2: COMMUNITY
Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:
- use drama to broaden their understanding of the jungle environment, its features and inhabitants;
- use drama to develop an understanding of the interdependence between plants and animals eg. the monkeys require trees to swing from, to get from one place to another.
Outcome 3: WELLBEING
Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:
- use physical activity and skills to move like jungle animals eg. the scarlet macaws pick up their food with their feet;
- respond through movement to a range of music and storytelling.
Outcome 4: LEARNING
Children are confident and involved learners, when they:
- use role play to become animals and investigate the jungle environment gaining an understanding of their features, eating habits, movement and survival instincts.
Outcome 5: COMMUNICATION
Children are effective communicators, when they:
- use drama and creative movement to show that they can follow instructions, make meaning of a story and demonstrate an understanding of the concept of sharing.