WA SCSA Map: Years 3 & 4

Health and Physical Education / Personal, social and community healthCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Being Healthy, Safe And ActiveFactors that strengthen personal identities, such as the influence of: family, friends, school
Physical, social and emotional changes that occur as individuals grow older, such as changes to: the body, friendships, feelings
Assertive behaviours and communication skills to respond to unsafe situations, such as: keeping calm, using appropriate non-verbal communication skills, seeking help
Actions in daily routines that promote health, safety and wellbeing: healthy eating, appropriate levels of physical activity
Strategies to ensure safety and wellbeing at home and at school, such as: following school rules, identifying and choosing healthier foods for themselves
Use of persistence and resilience as tools to respond positively to challenges and failure, such as: using self-talk, seeking help, thinking optimistically
Strategies that help individuals to manage the impact of physical, social and emotional changes, such as: positive self-talk, assertiveness, seeking help, sharing responsibilities
Personal behaviours and strategies to remain safe in uncomfortable or unsafe situations, such as: being alert and aware of unsafe situations, using assertive behaviour and language, knowing who or where to go for help in the community
Strategies to ensure safety and wellbeing at home and at school, such as: following school rules, identifying and choosing healthier foods for themselves
Communicating And Interacting For Health And Well BeingBehaviours that show empathy and respect for others
Circumstances that can influence the level of emotional response to situations
Choices and behaviours conveyed in health information and messages
The positive influence of respect, empathy and the valuing of differences in relationships
Strategies to identify and manage emotions before reacting
Strategies to cope with adverse situations and the demands of others
Ways in which health information and messages can influence health decisions and behaviours
Contributing To Healthy And Active CommunitiesWays to be active in natural environments
Ways in which regular physical activity in natural and built environments promotes health

Humanities and Social Sciences / Knowledge and understanding / GeographyCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Places are both similar and differentThe location of Australian states, territories, capital cities and major regional centres of Western Australia and the location and identifying attributes of Australia's major natural features (e.g. rivers, deserts, rainforests, the Great Dividing Range, the Great Barrier Reef)
The location of Australia's neighbouring countries and their diverse natural characteristics and human characteristics
The difference between climate and weather, the main climatic zones of the world (e.g. equatorial, tropical, arid, temperate) and the similarities and differences between the climates of different places
The similarities and differences between places in terms of their type of settlement, the diversity of people (e.g. age, birthplace, language, family composition), the lives of the people who live there, and feelings and perceptions about places
Language groups of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples divides their Country/Place and differs from the surveyed boundaries of Australian states and territories
The Earth's environment sustains all lifeThe main characteristics (e.g. climate, natural vegetation, landforms, native animals) of the continents of Africa and Europe, and the location of their major countries in relation to Australia
The importance of environments to animals and people, and different views on how they can be protected
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' ways of living were adapted to available resources and their connection to Country/Place has influenced their views on the sustainable use of these resources, before and after colonisation
The natural resources (e.g. water, timber, minerals) provided by the environment and different views on how they can be used sustainably
A diverse and connected worldThe world's cultural diversity, including that of its indigenous peoples who live in different regions in the world, such as the Maori of Aotearoa (New Zealand), and the Orang Asli of Malaysia and Indonesia

Humanities and Social Sciences / Knowledge and understanding / HistoryCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Communities and remembranceOne important example of change and one important example of continuity over time in the local community, region or state/territory (e.g. in relation to the areas of transport, work, education, natural and built environments, entertainment, daily life)
The role that different cultural groups have played in the development and character of the local community (e.g. as reflected in architecture, commercial outlets, religious buildings), compared with development in another community
The historical origins and significance of the days and weeks celebrated or commemorated in Australia (e.g. Australia Day, ANZAC Day, National Sorry Day) and the importance of symbols and emblems
The historical origins and significance of celebrations and commemorations in other places around the world (e.g. Bastille Day in France, Independence Day in the USA; and those observed in Australia, such as Chinese New Year, Christmas Day, Diwali, Easter, Hanukkah, the Moon Festival, Ramadan)
First contactsThe diversity and longevity of Australia's first peoples and the ways they are connected to Country/Place (e.g. land, sea, waterways, skies) and their pre-contact ways of life
The journey(s) of at least one world navigator, explorer or trader up to the late 18th century (e.g. Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan), including their contacts and exchanges with societies in Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania, and the impact on one society
Stories of the First Fleet, including reasons for the journey, who travelled to Australia, and their experiences following arrival (e.g. treatment of convicts, daily lives, social order)
The nature of contact between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and others (e.g. the Macassans, Europeans) and the impact that these interactions and colonisation had on the environment and people's lives (e.g. dispossession, dislocation, the loss of lives through conflict, disease, loss of food sources and medicines)

Humanities and Social Sciences / Knowledge and understanding / Civics And CitizenshipCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
CommunitiesCommunities make decisions in different ways and voting is a way that groups make decisions democratically
Who makes rules, why rules are important and the consequences of rules not being followed
Why people participate in community groups, such as a school or community project, and how students can actively participate and contribute to their local community 
Government and societyThe purpose of government and some familiar services provided by local government (e.g. libraries, health, arts, parks, environment and waste, pools and sporting facilities, pet management)
The differences between 'rules' and 'laws'
People belong to diverse groups, such as cultural, religious and/or social groups, and this can shape identity 
The importance and purpose of laws (e.g. to maintain social cohesion, to reflect society's values)

Humanities and Social Sciences / Humanities and Social Sciences skillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Questioning And ResearchingIdentify current understanding of a topic (e.g. brainstorm, KWL chart)
Develop a range of focus questions to investigate
Locate and collect information from a variety of sources (e.g. photographs, maps, books, interviews, internet)
Recognise the ethical protocols that exist when gathering information and/or data (e.g. respecting others' work)
AnalysingDevelop criteria for selecting relevant information (e.g. accuracy, reliability, usefulness)
Interpret information and/or data collected (e.g. sequence events in chronological order, identify patterns and trends, make connections between old and new information)
Identify different points of view/perspectives in information and/or data (e.g. distinguish fact from opinion, explore different stories on the same topic)
EvaluatingDraw conclusions and give explanations, based on the information and/or data displayed in texts, tables, graphs and maps (e.g. show similarities and differences)
Use decision-making processes (e.g. share views, recognise different points of view, identify issues, identify possible solutions, plan for action in groups)
Communicating And ReflectingDevelop texts, including narratives and biographies, that use researched facts, events and experiences
Reflect on learning, identify new understandings and act on findings in different ways (e.g. complete a KWL chart, propose action in response to new knowledge)

Science v8.1 / Science UnderstandingCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Biological SciencesLiving things can be grouped on the basis of observable features and can be distinguished from non-living things 
Living things have life cycles 
Living things depend on each other and the environment to survive 
Chemical SciencesA change of state between solid and liquid can be caused by adding or removing heat 
Natural and processed materials have a range of physical properties that can influence their use 
Earth And Space SciencesEarth's rotation on its axis causes regular changes, including night and day 
Earth's surface changes over time as a result of natural processes and human activity 
Physical SciencesHeat can be produced in many ways and can move from one object to another 
Forces can be exerted by one object on another through direct contact or from a distance 

Science v8.1 / Science as a Human EndeavourCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Nature And Development Of ScienceScience involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships 
Science involves making predictions and describing patterns and relationships 
Use And Influence Of ScienceScience knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions 
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions 

Science v8.1 / Science Inquiry SkillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Questioning And PredictingWith guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge 
With guidance, identify questions in familiar contexts that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on prior knowledge 
Planning And ConductingWith guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment 
Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately 
With guidance, plan and conduct scientific investigations to find answers to questions, considering the safe use of appropriate materials and equipment 
Consider the elements of fair tests and use formal measurements and digital technologies as appropriate, to make and record observations accurately 
Processing And Analysing Data And InformationUse a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends 
Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings 
Use a range of methods including tables and simple column graphs to represent data and to identify patterns and trends 
Compare results with predictions, suggesting possible reasons for findings 
CommunicatingRepresent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations 
Represent and communicate observations, ideas and findings using formal and informal representations 
EvaluatingReflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not 
Reflect on investigations, including whether a test was fair or not 

Technologies / Design and Technologies / Knowledge and understandingCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Technologies And SocietyRole of people in design and technologies occupations
Ways products, services and environments are designed to meet community needs
Role of people in design and technologies occupations
Ways products, services and environments are designed to meet community needs, including consideration of sustainability

Technologies / Design and Technologies / Knowledge and understanding / Technologies ContextsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Engineering principles and systemsForces, and the properties of materials, affect the behaviour of objects
Forces, and the properties of materials, affect the behaviour of a product or system
Materials and technologies specialisationsSuitability and safe practice when using materials, tools and equipment for a range of purposes
Suitability and safe practice when using materials, systems and components for a range of purposes

Technologies / Design and Technologies / Processes and production skillsCommunitySustainabilitySocial JusticeCreativityIdentityChangeDiscoveryConnectionsIntroduction
Investigating and definingCreate a sequence of steps to solve a given task
Define a sequence of steps to design a solution for a given task
Identify and choose the appropriate resources from a given set
DesigningDevelop and communicate ideas using labelled drawings and appropriate technical terms
Develop and communicate design ideas and decisions using annotated drawings and appropriate technical terms
Producing and implementingSelect, and safely use, appropriate components with given equipment to make a solution
Select, and safely use, appropriate components and equipment to make solutions
EvaluatingUse criteria to evaluate design processes and solutions developed
Use criteria to evaluate and justify simple design processes and solutions
Collaborating and managingWork independently, or collaboratively when required, to plan, safely create and communicate sequenced steps
Work independently, or collaboratively when required, to plan, safely create and communicate ideas and information for solutions

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
;