Preschool

Under The Sea Incursion

Children love exploring the ocean and there is so much to see during our UNDER THE SEA incursion.

Preschool children will become Underwater Divers, Rainbow Fish, Octopus, Dolphins, Seaweed and Jellyfish.

Using music and drama techniques, children will explore animal movements, ocean habitat and the impact of pollution on marine life.

Compliments the study of; living and non-living things, the ocean, Summer, sustainability, the beach.

Suitable for 3 year olds & older.

Addresses Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes.

children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying

“We have had this program many times. Each time has been a little different, but our children have always enjoyed it, and loved participating in the drama. The costumes are so simple, but extremely effective.”

Mentone Girls Grammar ELC

Curriculum Suitability

Links to Early Years Learning & Development Outcomes

The “Under the Sea” 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 teach the divers not to pollute the sea;
  • use role play to pretend to be sea creatures adopting their features, movement and habits eg. seaweed swishes and sways, jellyfish wobble;
  • express the emotion of anger, when the divers throw their rubbish into the sea and the emotion of joy when the divers throw their rubbish in the bin.

Outcome 2: COMMUNITY

Children are connected with and contribute to their world, when they:

  • use drama to broaden their understanding of sea creatures; their habitat, features, movement and survival instincts;
  • recognise the negative impact of the diver’s actions on the sea creatures, showing care for the environment;

Outcome 3: WELLBEING

Children have a strong sense of wellbeing, when they:

  • use physical skills and activity to adopt the sea creature’s features and movement eg. use arms to wriggle octopus tentacles.
  • make new discoveries about the effects of polluting the ocean with rubbish eg. the fish are sick after nibbling on the rubbish.

Outcome 4: LEARNING

Children are confident and involved learners, when they:

  • use their imaginations and creativity to explore the ocean environment and its inhabitants;
  • use role play to act out a story about polluting the ocean and recognise the negative impact this has on sea creatures.

Outcome 5: COMMUNICATION

Children are effective communicators, when they:

  • interact non-verbally by pretending to be sea creatures to demonstrate an understanding of their features, movement and the negative effects of pollution.
  • engage with the Under the Sea story by acting it out;
  • use drama and creative movement to express ideas and make meaning of a story.