Teachers’ Notes

Please find complementary teachers’ notes for each of the titles listed below. These have been designed to tie in with the NSW syllabus.

Coming soon: Teaching notes for follow-up activity

 

 

Teachers’ Notes on NSW Syllabus curriculum links

The Sweetest Lollipop Lady in the World

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ISBN: 978 1 910667 911

PDHPE

Growth and Development
Values

K-6 Overview

  • Personal/family/school/community/cultural
  • Importance of values
  • Uniqueness of self
  • Identity
Early Stage 1
  • Caring relationships
Stage 1
  • Caring relationships
Interpersonal Relationships
Relationships

K-6 Overview

  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Trust
  • Positive relationships
Early Stage 1
  • Expression of feelings
  • Caring for others
  • Trust
  • Positive relationships
  • People to go to for help
Stage 1
  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Positive relationships
  • People to go to for help
Communication

K-6 Overview

  • Active listening skills
  • Recognising and articulating feelings
  • Understanding the feelings of others
  • Expressing concerns
  • Showing concerns for others
Early Stage 1
  • Active listening skills
  • Giving help
Stage 1
  • Active listening skills
  • Identifying feelings of others
  • Understanding feelings of others
  • Showing concern for others
Safe Living
Road Safety

K-6 Overview

  • Pedestrian Safety
    • Being safe in the traffic environment
    • Safe crossing procedure
    • Awareness of distinction
Early Stage 1
  • Pedestrian Safety
    • Holding an adult’s hand
Stage 1
  • Pedestrian Safety
    • Places to cross safely
    • Safe crossing procedures

The Garbage Guy

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ISBN: 13: 978-1-911076-26-1

 

Geography

Early Stage 1

Overview
Relevant Outcomes A student:

  • Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people (GEe-1)
Geographical Concepts
  • Space: the significance of location and spatial distribution, and ways people organise and manage the spaces we live in
  • Environment: the significance of the environment in human life, and the important interrelationships between humans and the environment e.g. how and why places should be looked after
People Live in Places (GEe-1)
Key Inquiry Questions
  • What makes places special?
  • How can we look after the places we live in?
Content

Important Places

Investigate the importance of places they live in and belong to, for example:

  • Discussion of why places are special and how people can care for them
  • Explanation of why people need to take care of places

Stage 1

Overview
Relevant Outcomes A student:

  • Describes features of places and the connections people have with them (GE1-1)
  • Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places (GE1-2)
Geographical Concepts
  • Space: ibid
  • Environment: ibid
  • Interconnection: no object of geographical study can be viewed in isolation
  • Scale: the way that geographical phenomena and problems can be explained at different spatial levels

 

Features of Places (GE1-1, GE1-2)
Key Inquiry Questions
  • What are the features of, and activities in, places?
  • How can we care for places?
Content

Features of Places

Investigate features of places that can be cared for, for example:

  • Consideration of how a place can be cared for

 

PDHPE

Interpersonal Relationships
Peers
K-6 Overview
  • Making and maintaining friendships
  • Acting on concern for others
Early Stage 1
  • Making and keeping friends
Stage 1
  • Making and keeping friends
  • Qualities of friends
Personal Health Choices
Environmental Health

K-6 Overview

  • Effects of pollution
  • Individual/group/global responsibility
  • Recycling
Early Stage 1
  • Effects of pollution
    • School/home
  • Recycling
Stage 1
  • Effects of pollution
    • School/home
    • Water/air/land
  • Recycling
Preventative Measures

K-6 Overview

  • Sun protection
  • Choice of health care products (hat/shirt)
Early Stage 1
  • Sun prevention
Stage 1
  • Sun protection
  • Protective clothing and equipment

 

Mrs. T and the Magic Pencil

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ISBN: 978-1-911076-28-5

 

PDHPE

Growth and Development
Personal Identity

K-6 Overview

  • Strengths
  • Feelings
  • Influences on self-esteem
Early Stage 1
  • Similarities and differences
    • Appearance
    • Experiences
    • Abilities
Stage 1
  • Attributes of self and others
  • Experience
  • Abilities
  • Feelings
  • Range of emotion
Values

K-6 Overview

  • Personal/family/school/community/cultural
  • Importance of values
  • Uniqueness of self
  • Development
  • Goals
  • Challenging
Early Stage 1
  • Likes/dislikes
  • Accepting uniqueness
  • Caring relationships
Stage 1
  • Individuals/groups
  • Personal rights and responsibilities
  • Caring relationships

 

 

Interpersonal Relationships
Relationships

K-6 Overview

  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Trust
  • Fairness
  • Positive relationships
  • Support networks
Early Stage 1
  • Caring for others
  • Trust
  • Positive relationships
  • Rules in relationships
  • People to go to for help
Stage 1
  • Caring
  • Positive relationships
  • Special people/things
  • Rules in relationships
  • People to go to for help
Groups

K-6 Overview

  • Types of groups
  • Group membership
  • Cooperating and sharing
  • Interacting with adults
Early Stage 1
  • Working and playing with others
Stage 1
  • Types of groups
  • Interacting with adults

 

Brave & Strong All Day Long

BASADL copy

ISBN: 978-0-994339-21-8

 

Geography

Early Stage 1

Overview
Relevant Outcomes A student:

  • Identifies places and develops an understanding of the importance of places to people (GEe-1)
Geographical Concepts
  • Place: the significance of places and what they are like
  • Space: the significance of location and spatial distribution, and ways people organise and manage the spaces we live in
People Live in Places (GEe-1)
Key Inquiry Questions
  • What are places like?
  • What makes places special?
  • How can we look after the places we live in?
Content

Important Places

Investigate the importance of places they live in and belong to, for example:

  • Identification of places they live in and belong to
  • Discussion of why places are special and how people can care for them
  • Explanation of why people need to take care of places

Stage 1

Overview
Relevant Outcomes A student:

  • Describes features of places and the connections people have with them (GE1-1)
  • Identifies ways in which people interact with and care for places (GE1-2)
Geographical Concepts
  • Place: ibid
  • Space: ibid

 

 

Features of Places (GE1-1, GE1-2)
Key Inquiry Questions
  • What are the features of, and activities in, places?
  • How can we care for places?
  • How can spaces within a place be used for different purposes?
Content

Features of Places

Investigate features of places that can be cared for, for example:

  • Consideration of how a place can be cared for
How Places are Organised Investigate activities that occur within places, for example:

  • Discussion of why and how the spaces within places can be rearranged for different purposes
  • Examination of why various activities are located where they are
People and Places (GE1-1)
Key Inquiry Questions
  • Where are places located in Australia?
  • How are people connected to places?
  • What factors affect people’s connections to places?
Content

People’s Connections to Places

Investigate people’s connections and access to places, for example:

  • Discussion of why people visit other places
  • Examination of how technology has improved people’s access to places
Local and Global Connections Investigate connections that people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, have to local and global places, for example:

  • Description of reasons people are connected to places in Australia and/or countries across the world

 

PDHPE

Active Lifestyle
Effects of Physical Activity

K-6 Overview

  • Effects on the body
  • Feelings about being active
    • Challenge, satisfaction, enjoyment, achievement
    • Preferences
    • Influences
Early Stage 1
  • Feelings about being active before, during and after participation
  • Benefits of participation
  • Nominating favourite activities
Stage 1
  • Feelings about being active before, during and after
  • Benefits of participation
    • Enjoyment, friendship
Games and Sports
Aquatics

Early Stage 1

  • Water familiarisation
    • Buoyancy, water safety
    • Survival skills
Stage 1
  • Water safety
    • Survival skills
Safe Living
Water Safety

K-6 Overview

  • Water environment
  • Safe places to swim
  • Safety equipment
  • Safety skills
Early Stage 1
  • Water Safety awareness
Stage 1
  • Safe places to swim and play near water
  • Survival strategy

 

Dinner on the Doorstep

DOTDS

ISBN: 978-0-9943392-9-4

 

PDHPE

Growth & Identity
Personal Identity

K-6 Overview

  • Similarities and differences
  • Feelings
Stage 1
  • Experiences
  • Feelings
  • Wants
  • Needs
  • Range of emotions
Changes

K-6 Overview

  • Effects of life changes
  • Changing friendships/relationships/feelings/environments/ needs
  • Coping with change
Stage 1
  • Feelings about change
Interpersonal Relationships
Relationships

K-6 Overview

  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Trust
  • Positive relationships
  • Supporting networks
Early Stage 1
  • Expression of feelings
  • Caring for others
  • Positive relationships
  • Special people/things
Stage 1
  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Positive relationships
  • Special people/things

 

Communication

K-6 Overview

  • Communicating needs and wants
  • Recognising and articulating feelings
  • Understanding feelings of others
  • Appropriate expression of feelings
  • Expressing concerns
  • Showing concerns for others
Early Stage 1
  • Expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • Seeking help
  • Giving help
Stage 1
  • Expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • Identifying feelings of others
  • Understanding feelings of others
  • Expressing concerns
  • Seeking help
Families

K-6 Overview

  • Types of families
  • Family changes
Early Stage 1
  • Family roles
  • Rights and responsibilities
Stage 1
  • Family roles
  • Rights and responsibilities

 

The Disappearing Sister

disappearing_sister_bk_sm

ISBN: 978-1-910667-49-1

 

PDHPE

Growth & Development
The Body

K-6 Overview

  • Body parts/systems/functions
  • Caring for the body
  • Effects of illness/disease
Early Stage 1
  • Basic needs
    • Shelter, clothing, food
  • Looking after the body
Stage 1
  • Body parts
    • Internal, external
  • Body care and maintenance
  • Basic needs
Changes

K-6 Overview

  • Appearance
  • Identifying changes over time
  • Effects of life changes
  • Physical/social/emotional changes
  • Changing friendships/relationships/feelings/environments /needs
  • Stress
  • Coping with change
Early Stage 1
  • Changes in appearance and abilities
    • Since birth
Stage 1
  • Body appearance
  • Feelings about change
Interpersonal Relationships
Relationships

K-6 Overview

  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Trust
  • Positive relationships
  • Support networks
Early Stage 1
  • Expression of feelings
  • Caring for others
  • Positive relationships
  • People to go to for help
Relationships (continued)

Stage 1

  • Recognising individual needs
  • Caring
  • Permission and choices
  • Positive relationships
  • People to go to for help
Communication

K-6 Overview

  • Communicating needs and wants
  • Recognising and articulating feelings
  • Appropriate expression of feelings
  • Expressing concerns
  • Showing concerns for others
Early Stage 1
  • Expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • Verbal and nonverbal
  • Seeking help
  • Giving help
  • Asking questions
Stage 1
  • Expressing needs, wants and feelings
  • Verbal and nonverbal
  • Identifying feelings of others
  • Understanding feelings of others
  • Showing concern for others
  • Expressing concerns
  • Seeking help
Family

K-6 Overview

  • Types of families
  • Family changes
Early Stage 1
  • Family roles
Stage 1
  • Family roles
  • Family activities
Personal Health Choices
Nutrition

K-6 Overview

  • Balanced eating habits
  • Digestive system
Early Stage 1
  • Balanced eating habits
Stage 1
  • Balanced eating habits