Activity Introduction

butterfly-photoframeQuick summary: In this SMARTboard activity students explore the importance of nature and trees. They gain literacy skills by building understanding of vocabulary relating to nature and everyday experiences.

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Learning goals:

  • Students role-play the growth of a plant from seed to tree using dance;
  • Students will engage in vocabulary exercises around the theme of nature;
  • Students investigate nature at their school; and
  • Students create their own nature scene.

Interactive components:

  • SMART Response Questions;
  • Use the SMARTboard to complete vocabulary exercises; and
  • Create a nature scene on the SMARTboard.

General capabilities: Critical and creative thinking, Literacy.

Cross-curricular priority: Sustainability

  • OI.3 – Sustainable patterns of living rely on the interdependence of healthy social, economic and ecological 
systems.
  • OI.6 – The sustainability of ecological, social and economic systems is achieved through informed individual and 
community action that values local and global equity and fairness across generations into the future.
  • OI.9 – Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of 
environments.

Australian Curriculum content description:

Year 1 Science

  • Living things have a variety of external features (ACSSU017)
  • Living things live in different places where their needs are met (ACSSU211)
  • Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)

Year 1 English

  • Manipulate sounds in spoken words including phoneme deletion and substitution (ACELA1457)
  • Recognise sound-letter matches including common vowel and consonant digraphs and consonant blends (ACELA1458)
  • Understand the variability of sound-letter matches (ACELA1459)

Year 1 The Arts – Dance

  • Explore, improvise and organise ideas to make dance sequences using the elements of dance (ACADAM001)

Year 2 Science

  • Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (ACSSU030)
  • Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE034)
  • People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things (ACSHE035)

Year 2 The Arts – Dance

  • Explore, improvise and organise ideas to make dance sequences using the elements of dance (ACADAM001)

Syllabus Outcomes: ST1-4WS, ST1-9ES, ST1-10LW, ST1-11LWEN1-4ADAES1.2, DAS1.2.

For more information see http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Download the file below!

SMART Board

Cool Australia'sTree Day Year 1 & 2 TN - V1 (Download)

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

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SMARTboard teacher notes - Years 1 & 2

More engaging resources to support this lesson:

 

 

Download: Life cycle of a bean factsheet

Schools Tree Day digital toolbox

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