Australian Curriculum Map: Years 1 & 2

Learning Areas / Health and Physical Education / Personal, Social and Community HealthCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Being healthy, safe and activeDescribe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities
Describe physical and social changes that occur as children grow older and discuss how family and community acknowledge these
Practise strategies they can use when they feel uncomfortable, unsafe or need help with a task, problem or situation
Recognise situations and opportunities to promote health, safety and wellbeing
Communicating and interacting for health and wellbeingDescribe ways to include others to make them feel they belong
Identify and practise emotional responses that account for own and others’ feelings
Examine health messages and how they relate to health decisions and behaviours
Contributing to healthy and active communitiesIdentify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing
Explore actions that help make the classroom a healthy, safe and active place
Identify and explore natural and built environments in the local community where physical activity can take place
Recognise similarities and differences in individuals and groups, and explore how these are celebrated and respected

Learning Areas / Humanities and Social Sciences / HASS / Inquiry and skillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
QuestioningPose questions about past and present objects, people, places and events
Pose 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
Collect 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
Collect 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
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
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
Draw 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
Present 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
HistoryHow they, their family and friends commemorate past events that are important to them
Differences in family structures and roles today, and how these have changed or remained the same over time
How the present, past and future are signified by terms indicating time, as well as by dates and changes that may have personal significance, such as birthdays, celebrations and seasons
Differences and similarities between students' daily lives and life during their parents’ and grandparents’ childhoods
The history of a significant person, building, site and/or part of the natural environment in the local community and what it reveals about the past
The importance today of a historical site of cultural or spiritual significance in the local area, and why it should be preserved
How changing technology affected people’s lives (at home and in the ways they worked, travelled, communicated and played in the past)
GeographyThe natural, managed and constructed features of places, their location, how they change and how they can be cared for
The weather and seasons of places and the ways in which different cultural groups, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, describe them
Activities in the local place and reasons for their location
The way the world is represented in geographic divisions and the location of Australia in relation to these divisions
The idea that places are parts of Earth’s surface that have been named by people, and how places can be defined at a variety of scales
The ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples maintain special connections to particular Country/Place
The connections of people in Australia to people in other places in Australia and across the world
The influence of purpose, distance and accessibility on the frequency with which people visit places

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 technologies use forces to create movement in products
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 have a variety of external features
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Chemical sciencesEveryday materials can be physically changed in a variety of ways
Different materials can be combined for a particular purpose
Earth and space sciencesObservable changes occur in the sky and landscape
Earth’s resources are used in a variety of ways
Physical sciencesLight and sound are produced by a range of sources and can be sensed
A push or a pull affects how an object moves or changes 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
Science involves observing, asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events
Use and influence of sciencePeople use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things

Learning Areas / Science / Science Inquiry SkillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Questioning and predictingPose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Pose and respond to questions, and make predictions about familiar objects and events
Planning and conductingParticipate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate
Participate in guided investigations to explore and answer questions
Use informal measurements to collect and record observations, using digital technologies as appropriate
Processing and analysing data and informationUse a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions
Use a range of methods to sort information, including drawings and provided tables and through discussion, compare observations with predictions
CommunicatingRepresent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways
Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways
EvaluatingCompare observations with those of others
Compare observations with those of others

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Inquiring – identifying, exploring and organising information and ideasCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Pose questionspose questions to identify and clarify issues, and compare information in their world
Identify and clarify information and ideasidentify and explore information and ideas from source materials
Organise and process informationorganise information based on similar or relevant ideas from several sources

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Generating ideas, possibilities and actionsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Imagine possibilities and connect ideasbuild on what they know to create ideas and possibilities in ways that are new to them
Consider alternativesidentify and compare creative ideas to think broadly about a given situation or problem
Seek solutions and put ideas into actioninvestigate options and predict possible outcomes when putting ideas into action

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Reflecting on thinking and processesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Think about thinking (metacognition)describe the thinking strategies used in given situations and tasks
Reflect on processesoutline the details and sequence in a whole task and separate it into workable parts
Transfer knowledge into new contextsuse information from a previous experience to inform a new idea

General Capabilities / Critical and Creative Thinking / Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and proceduresCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Apply logic and reasoningidentify reasoning used in choices or actions in specific situations
Draw conclusions and design a course of actionidentify alternative courses of action or possible conclusions when presented with new information
Evaluate procedures and outcomesevaluate whether they have accomplished what they set out to achieve

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Self-awarenessCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Recognise emotionscompare their emotional responses with those of their peers
Recognise personal qualities and achievementsidentify and describe personal interests, skills and achievements and explain how these contribute to family and school life
Understand themselves as learnersdiscuss their strengths and weaknesses as learners and identify some learning strategies to assist them
Develop reflective practicereflect on what they have learnt about themselves from a range of experiences at home and school

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Self-managementCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Express emotions appropriatelydescribe ways to express emotions to show awareness of the feelings and needs of others
Develop self-discipline and set goalsset goals in learning and personal organisation by completing tasks within a given time
Work independently and show initiativework independently on routine tasks and experiment with strategies to complete other tasks where appropriate
Become confident, resilient and adaptableundertake and persist with short tasks, within the limits of personal safety

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Social awarenessCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Appreciate diverse perspectivesdescribe similarities and differences in points of view between themselves and people in their communities
Contribute to civil societydescribe how they contribute to their homes, classrooms and local communities, and how others care for and assist them
Understand relationshipsidentify ways to care for others, including ways of making and keeping friends

General Capabilities / Personal and Social Capability / Social managementCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Communicate effectivelydiscuss the use of verbal and nonverbal communication skills to respond appropriately to adults and peers
Work collaborativelyidentify cooperative behaviours in a range of group activities
Make decisionspractise individual and group decision making in situations such as class meetings and when working in pairs and small groups
Negotiate and resolve conflictpractise solving simple interpersonal problems, recognising there are many ways to solve conflict
Develop leadership skillsdiscuss ways in which they can take responsibility for their own actions

General Capabilities / Ethical Understanding / Understanding ethical concepts and issuesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Recognise ethical conceptsdescribe ethical concepts, such as right and wrong, honesty, fairness and tolerance
Explore ethical concepts in contextdiscuss ethical concepts within a range of familiar contexts

General Capabilities / Ethical Understanding / Reasoning in decision making and actionsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Reason and make ethical decisionsdiscuss how people make decisions about their actions and offer reasons why people’s decisions differ
Consider consequencesdescribe the effects that personal feelings and dispositions have on how people behave
Reflect on ethical actiongive examples of how understanding situations can influence the way people act

General Capabilities / Ethical Understanding / Exploring values, rights and responsibilitiesCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Examine valuesdiscuss some agreed values in familiar contexts
Explore rights and responsibilitiesidentify their rights and associated responsibilities and those of their classmates
Consider points of viewrecognise that there may be many points of view when probing ethical dilemmas and identify alternative views

General Capabilities / Intercultural Understanding / Recognising culture and developing respectCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Investigate culture and cultural identityidentify and describe the various groups to which they belong and the ways people act and communicate within them
Explore and compare cultural knowledge, beliefs and practicesdescribe and compare the way they live with people in other places or times
Develop respect for cultural diversitydescribe ways that diversity presents opportunities for new experiences and understandings

General Capabilities / Intercultural Understanding / Interacting and empathising with othersCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Communicate across culturesdescribe how the use of words and body language in interactions may have different meanings for various cultural groups
Consider and develop multiple perspectivesexpress their own perspectives on familiar topics and texts, and identify the perspectives of others
Empathise with othersimagine and describe the feelings of others in familiar situations

General Capabilities / Intercultural Understanding / Reflecting on intercultural experiences and taking responsibilityCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Reflect on intercultural experiencesidentify and describe what they have learnt about others from intercultural encounters and culturally diverse texts
Challenge stereotypes and prejudicesdiscuss the effects of acceptance and inclusion in familiar situations
Mediate cultural differencerecognise that cultural differences may affect understanding between people

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