Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson is based on Bluey, Season 2, Trains. It uses intentional teaching strategies to focus on the capabilities of teamwork. Children work together to create a train complete with stations and passengers. They then focus on teamwork, collaborative decision making and having different roles and responsibilities in helping the train and the passengers run smoothly. The train that is created visits different stations developed by the children. Children will use the train stations to move around the learning centre as part of a creative play adventure.

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

Lesson Values: This lesson has been designed to provide opportunities for children 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 explanations and learning philosophy that underpins these lessons.

EYLF Learning Outcome

Elaborations

Outcome 4:

Children are involved and confident learners

1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

2. Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating

3. Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another

4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Unit of work: Bluey – Early Learning.

Age group: 2 – 5 years.

Time required: 60 minutes.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to children
  • A collection of items for stations – four stations will be developed by the children
  • Four to six large boxes with the bottom open, or four to five large hoops, or a rope. Essentially any items easily on hand in the learning center and available to children to create the train from. 

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.
  • To learn about the Zones of Emotional Regulation, click here.

About Bluey

 

 

This activity 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

Part A: Watch Bluey 

Step 1. Begin by watching the Bluey episode Trains.

You can watch this episode on ABC iView or through Enhance TV.

Trains synopsis: All aboard the Dad Train! Bingo goes from home to daycare to her job at the Vet every morning, but there’s trouble on the line, as mischievous Bluey throws everyone off the schedule.

Step 2. Once the episode has finished, take a few minutes to talk about what children noticed in the episode.

It is important for children to discover themes and lessons from the episode for themselves. It is open to their interpretation, and they cannot be wrong in terms of what they felt or gathered from the episode.

Using "I see, I think, I feel and I wonder…" questions are a positive way to engage children to reflect on their learning.

Using questions that focus on “I see...” encourages children to share their own ideas. ‘I see’ statements help develop connections to the episodes and their themes, personalising the experience for the child

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