Activity Introduction

Bluey and Friends Chase Dad at the ParkQuick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Seesaw. It focuses on the capability of teamwork. Students will start by discussing how Bluey and her friends work together to achieve something impressive. Students then take part in an activity that explores tipping points and the role even the smallest contribution plays.

This is an official Bluey lesson that celebrates the joy and curiosity of Bluey and allows students to build social and emotional intelligence. Most of all it has been designed to inspire creativity and imagination in your students!

Lesson values: This lesson has been designed to provide opportunities for students to explore social and emotional learning through imaginative play. All lessons in the Bluey series are underpinned by a philosophy of play and imagination. In addition, this lesson specifically focuses on…

  • Teamwork

Click here for a full list of values, and the explanation of our learning philosophy that underpins these lessons.

Evidence-based Approach

These lessons have been developed to support social and emotional learning, oral language development and play-based learning. To find out more, click here.

About Bluey

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content Descriptions:

Foundation Mathematics

  • Compare, order and make correspondences between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning (ACMNA289)

Year 1 Mathematics

  • Identify outcomes of familiar events involving chance and describe them using everyday language such as ‘will happen’, ‘won’t happen’ or ‘might happen’ (ACMSP024)

Year 2 Mathematics

  • Identify practical activities and everyday events that involve chance. Describe outcomes as ‘likely’ or ‘unlikely’ and identify some events as ‘certain’ or ‘impossible’ (ACMSP047)

Syllabus outcomes: MAe‑1WM, MAe‑3WM, MA1‑3WM, MA1‑1WM, MA1-18SP, MA1‑1WM, MA1-18SP

General capabilities: Numeracy, Personal and Social Capability

Relevant parts of Foundation Year Mathematics achievement standards: Students compare objects using mass. They group objects based on common characteristics and sort shapes and objects. Students answer simple questions to collect information and make simple inferences.

Relevant parts of Year 1 Mathematics achievement standards: Students classify outcomes of simple familiar events. They collect data by asking questions.

Relevant parts of Year 2 Mathematics achievement standards: Students make sense of collected information. They describe outcomes for everyday events. Students collect, organise and represent data to make simple inferences.

Topic: Bluey.

This lesson is part of the wider unit of work Bluey – Foundation to Year 2.

Time required: 45 – 60 mins.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – Teachers facilitate discussion and run an activity multiple times to build on concepts. 

Resources required:

  • Bucket with handle
  • Wooden skewers or wooden popsticks
  • Two tables
  • Small classroom objects of different shapes and sizes
    • Blocks, erasers, counting tokens etc. Anything small enough to fit a number in the bucket
  • (Optional) Set of scales
  • (Optional) Tug of war rope or long skipping rope.

 

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

 

This lesson has been developed in partnership with Ludo Studio. We would like to acknowledge the support of ABC Kids, BBC Studios, Screen Australia and Screen Queensland.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • ... explore numeracy concepts in addition, ordinal numbers and more than / less than through a team activity
  • ... reflect on times they have worked together to achieve something important.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • ... identify the first and last object in a sequence
  • ... count the quantity of objects in a group
  • ... compare the number of objects in two groups
  • ... consider properties such as weight and size of objects
  • ... discuss whether an event is more or less likely to occur
  • ... consider their contributions to a team or class activity.

Consider making the learning intentions and success criteria visible to students throughout this lesson.

Teaching Sequence

Work through this resource material in the following sequence:

7 minutes - Part A: Watch Bluey
15 minutes - Part B: Discussion
25 minutes - Part C: Tipping Point Play 
15 minutes - Part D (Optional): Get Active!

Part A: Watch Bluey 

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