Quick summary: In this activity, children recognise the seasons and understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups have their own seasons based on local weather conditions. Children create weather symbols that can be used to identify features of the seasons.
This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.
This activity forms part of the Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that you complete the Introductory Tuning in Lessons in this unit before sharing the Themed Activities with children.
- Art materials for creating weather symbols.
- This activity requires you to have an understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander seasonal calendar for your area. You can use this website to help you. If you can’t find specific information for the area you are in, choose a site close to you and explain to children which area this calendar belongs to.
|Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity||4. Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect|
|Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world||2. Children respond to diversity with respect|
|Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners||1. Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
4. Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
This activity has been developed with the support of the Philipps Foundation and the Thyne Reid Foundation.