Victorian Curriculum Map: Foundation

Learning Areas / Health and Physical EducationCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Personal, Social and Community HealthParticipate in play that promotes engagement with outdoor settings including aquatic and the natural environment
Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing
Practise personal and social skills to interact with others
Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations
Identify people and actions that help keep themselves safe and healthy
Identify personal strengths
Name parts of the body and describe how their body is growing and changing

Learning Areas / The Humanities / GeographyCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Geographical Concepts and SkillsCollect and record geographical data and information from the field and other sources
Represent data and the location of places and their features by constructing tables, plans and labelled maps
Describe and explain where places and activities are located
Geographical KnowledgeActivities in the local place and reasons for their location, and the influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places
Natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location and how they change
Reasons why some places are special and some places are important to people and how they can be looked after
Weather and seasons and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, describe them
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and the ways in which they maintain special connections to particular Country/Place
Connections of people in Australia to other places in Australia and across the world

Learning Areas / The Humanities / HistoryCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Historical Concepts and SkillsIdentify the significance of a person and/or place in the local community
Identify examples of continuity and change in family life and in the local area by comparing past and present
Identify perspectives about changes to daily life from people in the past or present
Identify the content features of primary sources when describing the significance of people, places or events
Historical KnowledgeThe effect of changing technology on people’s lives and their perspectives on the significance of that change
The significance today of an historical site of cultural or spiritual importance
How they, their family, friends and communities commemorate past events that are important to them
The history of a significant person, building, site or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past
Differences and similarities between students' daily lives and perspectives of life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods, including family traditions, leisure time and communications
Who the people in their family are, describe where they were born and raised and how they are related to each other and how their stories are communicated and shared

Learning Areas / Technologies / Design and TechnologiesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Technologies and SocietyIdentify how people create familiar designed solutions and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs
Technologies ContextsExplore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter
Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to create designed solutions
Creating Designed SolutionsUse personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment
Sequence steps for making designed solutions
Visualise, generate, and communicate design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling
Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to produce designed solutions safely
Explore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions

Capabilities / Critical and Creative ThinkingCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Questions and PossibilitiesMake simple modifications to known ideas and routine solutions to generate some different ideas and possibilities
Identify, describe and use different kinds of question stems to gather information and ideas
ReasoningCompare and contrast information and ideas in own and others reasoning
Meta-CognitionExplore some learning strategies, including planning, repetition, rewording, memorisation and use of mnemonics
Investigate ways to problem-solve, using egocentric and experiential language
Consider ways to express and describe thinking activity, including the expression of feelings about learning, both to others and self

Capabilities / Ethical CapabilityCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Understanding ConceptsExplore the meaning of right and wrong, good and bad, as concepts concerned with the outcomes of acts
Decision Making and ActionsExplore the type of acts often considered right and those often considered wrong and the reasons why they are considered so

Capabilities / Intercultural CapabilityCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Cultural PracticesDescribe their experiences of intercultural encounters in which they have been involved
Identify what is familiar and what is different in the ways culturally diverse individuals and families live
Cultural DiversityIdentify and discuss cultural diversity in the school and/or community
Imagine and explain what their responses might be if they were placed in a different cultural situation or setting

Capabilities / Personal and Social CapabilityCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Self-Awareness and ManagementRecognise that problems or challenges are a normal part of life and that there are actions that can be undertaken to manage problems
Identify their likes and dislikes, needs and wants, abilities and strengths
Develop a vocabulary and practise the expression of emotions to describe how they feel in different familiar situations
Social Awareness and ManagementUse appropriate language to describe what happens and how they feel when experiencing positive interactions or conflict
Practise the skills required to include others and make friends with peers, teachers and other adults
Name and practise basic skills required to work collaboratively with peers
Identify a range of groups to which they, their family and members of their class belong

Learning Areas / Science / Science UnderstandingCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Science as a human endeavourPeople use science in their daily lives
Biological sciencesLiving things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met
Chemical sciencesEveryday materials can be physically changed or combined with other materials in a variety of ways for particular purposes
Objects are made of materials that have observable properties
Earth and space sciencesEarth’s resources are used in a variety of ways
Observable changes occur in the sky and landscape; daily and seasonal changes affect everyday life
Physical sciencesThe way objects move depends on a variety of factors including their size and shape: a push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes shape

Learning Areas / Science / Science Inquiry SkillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Questioning and predictingRespond to and pose questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Planning and conductingParticipate in guided investigations, including making observations using the senses, to explore and answer questions
Recording and processingUse informal measurements in the collection and recording of observations
Use a range of methods, including drawings and provided tables, to sort information
Analysing and evaluatingCompare observations and predictions with those of others
CommunicatingRepresent and communicate observations and ideas about changes in objects and events in a variety of ways

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