Australian Curriculum Map: Foundation

Learning Areas / Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community HealthCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Being healthy, safe and activeIdentify personal strengths
Name parts of the body and describe how their body is growing and changing
Identify people and demonstrate protective behaviours and other actions that help keep themselves safe and healthy
Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeingPractise personal and social skills to interact positively with others
Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations
Contributing to healthy and active communitiesIdentify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing
Participate in play that promotes engagement with outdoor settings and the natural environment

Learning Areas / Humanities and Social Sciences / HASS / Inquiry and skillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
QuestioningPose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events
ResearchingCollect data and information from observations and identify information and data from sources provided
Sort and record information and data, including location, in tables and on plans and labelled maps
Sequence familiar objects and events
AnalysingExplore a point of view
Compare objects from the past with those from the present and consider how places have changed over time
Interpret data and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps
Explore a point of view
Evaluating and reflectingDraw simple conclusions based on discussions, observations and information displayed in pictures and texts and on maps
Reflect on learning to propose how to care for places and sites that are important or significant
CommunicatingPresent narratives, information and findings in oral, graphic and written forms using simple terms to denote the passing of time and to describe direction and location

Learning Areas / Humanities and Social Sciences / HASS / Knowledge and UnderstandingCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
HistoryWho the people in their family are, where they were born and raised and how they are related to each other
How they, their family and friends commemorate past events that are important to them
How the stories of families and the past can be communicated, for example, through photographs, artefacts, books, oral histories, digital media and museums
GeographyThe representation of the location of places and their features on simple maps and models
The places people live in and belong to, their familiar features and why they are important to people
The Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Country/Place on which the school is located and why Country/Place is important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
The reasons why some places are special to people, and how they can be looked after

Learning Areas / Technologies / Design and TechnologiesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Design and Technologies Knowledge and UnderstandingIdentify how people design and produce familiar products, services and environments and consider sustainability to meet personal and local community needs
Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating
Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions
Design and Technologies Processes and Production SkillsExplore needs or opportunities for designing, and the technologies needed to realise designed solutions
Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling
Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions
Use personal preferences to evaluate the success of design ideas, processes and solutions including their care for environment
Sequence steps for making designed solutions and working collaboratively

Learning Areas / Science / Science UnderstandingCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Biological sciencesLiving things have basic needs, including food and water
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Chemical sciencesObjects are made of materials that have observable properties
Earth and space sciencesDaily and seasonal changes in our environment affect everyday life
Physical sciencesThe way objects move depends on a variety of factors, including their size and shape

Learning Areas / Science / Science as a Human EndeavourCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Nature and development of scienceScience involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events

Learning Areas / Science / Science Inquiry SkillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Questioning and predictingPose and respond to questions about familiar objects and events
Planning and conductingParticipate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses
Processing and analysing data and informationEngage in discussions about observations and represent ideas
CommunicatingShare observations and ideas

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideasCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Pose questionspose factual and exploratory questions based on personal interests and experiences
Identify and clarify information and ideasidentify and describe familiar information and ideas during a discussion or investigation
Organise and process informationgather similar information or depictions from given sources

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Generating ideas, possibilities and actionsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Imagine possibilities and connect ideasuse imagination to view or create things in new ways and connect two things that seem different
Consider alternativessuggest alternative and creative ways to approach a given situation or task
Seek solutions and put ideas into actionpredict what might happen in a given situation and when putting ideas into action

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Reflecting on thinking and processesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Think about thinking (metacognition)describe what they are thinking and give reasons why
Reflect on processesidentify the main elements of the steps in a thinking process
Transfer knowledge into new contextsconnect information from one setting to another

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and proceduresCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Apply logic and reasoningidentify the thinking used to solve problems in given situations
Draw conclusions and design a course of actionshare their thinking about possible courses of action
Evaluate procedures and outcomescheck whether they are satisfied with the outcome of tasks or actions

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Self-awarenessCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Recognise emotionsidentify a range of emotions and describe situations that may evoke these emotions
recognise and identify their own emotions
Recognise personal qualities and achievementsexpress a personal preference
identify their likes and dislikes, needs and wants, and explore what influences these
Understand themselves as learnersidentify their abilities, talents and interests as learners
select tasks they can do in different learning contexts
Develop reflective practicerecognise and identify participation in or completion of a task
reflect on their feelings as learners and how their efforts affect skills and achievements

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Self-managementCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Express emotions appropriatelyrecognise and identify how their emotions influence the way they feel and act
express their emotions constructively in interactions with others
Develop self-discipline and set goalsmake a choice to participate in a class activity
follow class routines to assist learning
Work independently and show initiativeattempt tasks independently and identify when and from whom help can be sought
attempt tasks with support or prompting
Become confident, resilient and adaptableidentify situations that feel safe or unsafe, approaching new situations with confidence
identify people and situations with which they feel a sense of familiarity or belonging

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Social awarenessCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Appreciate diverse perspectivesacknowledge that people hold many points of view
Contribute to civil societydescribe ways they can help at home and school
Understand relationshipsexplore relationships through play and group experiences

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Social managementCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Communicate effectivelyidentify positive ways to initiate, join and interrupt conversations with adults and peers
Work collaborativelyshare experiences of cooperation in play and group activities
Make decisionsidentify options when making decisions to meet their needs and the needs of others
Negotiate and resolve conflictlisten to others’ ideas, and recognise that others may see things differently from them
Develop leadership skillsidentify ways to take responsibility for familiar tasks at home and school

General Capabilities / Ethical Understanding / Understanding ethical concepts and issuesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Recognise ethical conceptsidentify ethical concepts arising in familiar contexts, such as good and bad behaviours
Explore ethical concepts in contextdescribe familiar situations that involve ethical concepts

General Capabilities / Ethical Understanding / Reasoning in decision making and actionsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Reason and make ethical decisionsidentify examples from stories and experiences that show ways people make decisions about their actions
Consider consequencesidentify links between emotions and behaviours
Reflect on ethical actionidentify and describe the influence of factors such as wants and needs on people’s actions

General Capabilities / Ethical Understanding / Exploring values, rights and responsibilitiesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Examine valuesidentify values that are important to them
Explore rights and responsibilitiesshare examples of rights and responsibilities in given situations
Consider points of viewexpress their own point of view and listen to the views of others

General Capabilities / Intercultural Understanding / Recognising culture and developing respectCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Investigate culture and cultural identityshare ideas about self and belonging with peers
Explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practicesidentify, explore and compare culturally diverse activities and objects
Develop respect for cultural diversitydiscuss ideas about cultural diversity in local contexts

General Capabilities / Intercultural Understanding / Interacting and empathising with othersCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Communicate across culturesrecognise that people use different languages to communicate
Consider and develop multiple perspectivesexpress their opinions and listen to the opinions of others in given situations
Empathise with othersimagine and describe their own feelings if they were put in someone else’s place

General Capabilities / Intercultural Understanding / Reflecting on intercultural experiences and taking responsibilityCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Reflect on intercultural experiencesidentify and describe memorable intercultural experiences
Challenge stereotypes and prejudicesidentify examples of the acceptance and inclusion of others in given situations
Mediate cultural differenceidentify similarities and differences between themselves and their peers

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