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Explore a rich habitat and learn how living things grow, change and survive.
Victorian Curriculum F – 10
- Living things have a variety of external features and live in different places where their basic needs, including food, water and shelter, are met (VCSSU042)
Students will participate in a range of activities within a habitat, which help them to understand that plants and animals require food, water and shelter to survive
- Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves (VCSSU043)
Students will have opportunities to explore the life cycles of various living things
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF)
- Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world
Children are immersed in a habitat where they can explore and play to develop their respect for living and non-living things to develop their understanding of the interdependence between land, plants and animals
- Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners
Children are immersed in a carefully planned environment designed as The Third Teacher with provocations to stimulate curiosity, wonder, imagination and questioning and allow for intentional teaching practice
Explore our newly-designed Habitat Haven where students share a habitat with wildlife and are encouraged to play, explore and learn.
Teach environmental stewardship from a young age. The Habitat Heroes experience promotes learning through spontaneity, self-managed risk, exploration, discovery, manipulation and observation, where children can meet and learn about a range of animals in a shared habitat.
Students are supported to use all their senses as they explore habitats, understand the interdependence natural systems and determine how the survival of living things are interconnected.
The fun doesn’t stop there. Children are given the chance to learn about even more animals by taking a guided safari bus tour, exploring the self-guided walking trails or joining a keeper talk.
Students will learn:
- The basic needs of plants and animals
- The lifecycles of various living things
- To stimulate curiosity, wonder, imagination and questioning and allow for intentional teaching practice.
- Respect for living and non-living things and develop an awareness of the interdependence between land, plants and animals.