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Planning an Integrated Curriculum Unit of Work

Band: Early Years

Unit/topic description
The students will experiment, group/sort, design, discuss and
critically analyse toys. They will look at the history and different
kinds of toys. Using this knowledge of toys to design and make their
own toy.

Essential Equity Cross Key Competencies ICTs


Learnings Curriculum
Perspectives and
Vocational
Education
 Futures  Aboriginal &  Collecting,  Digital
Torres Strait analysing, camera
 Identity Islander peoples’ organising  Computer
 Multicultural information /Printer
  Gender  Communicating  Video
Interdependence Socio-economic ideas and camera
Disability information  Calculator
 Thinking Rural & isolated  Planning and  Internet
organising  CD Player
Enterprise
 activities  Clock
education
Communication  Working with  Fax
Career education
others in teams
Work-based  Scanner
Using mathematical
learning  Email
ideas and
Community-based  SmartBoard
techniques
learning
Solving problems
 Using technology

SACSA
Learning Strand Key ideas Outcomes
Area
Design Designing Children recognise and use 1.2 Demonstrates an
and different ways of thinking, initial variety of design
Technolog planning and preparing that practices and
y are helpful in achieving and recognises design as a
presenting their designs. tool for change. (T, C,
They learn that by KC2)
designing it is possible to
effect change. (F, T, C, KC1,
KC2, KC3)
Science Energy Children pose questions, 1.4 Poses questions
Systems investigate and share ideas and explores the ways
about the different ways in in which different
which simple devices objects move. (t, KC2)
operate. (T, C, KC1, KC2,
KC6)
Science Matter Children look for patterns 1.7 Identifies
and properties in common properties of materials
material, and use that are observable
appropriate terminology to through the senses
talk about how they use and recognises the
and reuse these materials. uses of these
(T, C, KC2, KC5) materials. (T, C, KC1)
Studies of Time, Children explore their 1.1 Indentifies
Society continuity family, community, local differences between
and environments and society, their life and the lives
change in order to understand the of other generations in
common threads in human their society and
experiences which shape explains some reasons
individual and collective for this. (Id, In, C, KC1)
identities. (Id, In, C, KC1,
KC6)

SEQUENCE OF LEARNING EVENTS


KEY LEARNING CORE TEACHING EVENTS RESOURCES
IDEAS OUTCOMES

Introduction: TOYS DVD “Mr


Watch ‘Mr Magorium’s Magorium’s
Wonder Emporium’. Wonder
Emporium”
Exploration: TOYS
Science Discussions/tasks:
1.4 - Purpose of toys Pictures of toys
- Different kids of toys around the world
- Toys around the world

Students survey and


Society question their
and parents/caregivers about Questionnaire or
Environme their toys when they were survey outline
nt 1.1 younger. What toys students,
parents, grandparents like.

Look and explore:


Science - How toys work Push, pull, motor
1.7 - Push, pull, place, toys
electronic
Looking at the characteristics
of the types of toys.

Transformation: TOYS
Students design their own
Design toy. Toy designs
and
Technolog Look and discuss different
y toy designs.
1.2 Class design
Individual design

What are the main


characteristics of their toy?
Toy Catalogues
Presentation: TOYS Worksheets
Students will make and
decorate their toys, trying to
Design follow their written plan.
and
Technolog Students will look at toy
y catalogues and look at how Making stuff:
1.2 they are produced, sticky tape,
presented, advertised and staplers, boxes,
formatted. glue, paper,
material,.......
Presentation: WRITTEN
INFO/ADS Toy catalogues
Students will create/write:
- Their toys name
- Toy description
- Argument about their toy
(booklet using publisher)
- Toy catalogue (their
section)

Reflection/Review: TOYS
Students individual toy name,
description, picture and their
names are added to a class
toy catalogue.

Students hold a class shop


where they are able to show
their toys to the class.

ASSESSMENT
CRITERIA FOR ASSESSMEN WHO SACSA RECORD OF
ASSESSMENT T WILL OUTCOME ASSESSMENT
STRATEGY ASSES
S?
Students ability to Worksheet – Teacher Science 1.4 Checklist
categories toys Product
analysis
Students Teacher Society and Observation
understanding of Observation Environment sheet
toys history 1.1
(parents,
grandparents) Table
Forum groups Design and Table rubric
Design of toy Technology sheet
Peer 1.4
Shop (vote)
Decoration of toy Design and Recording
Student Technology
Chart, s 1.4
How the students feelings Sheet
worked throughout sheet
the unit
Student
How much the Comparison s in Keep the mind
students learnt pairs map
overall about toys

Virtual Toy Websites


http://www.ctcs.org/vtm/lobby2.HTM
http://host.newspin360.net/cityofPV/toyactionfigure/
http://media.mgbg.com/wsls/360tours/clients/vatourism/toymuseum
/shot1VR.htm
http://www.virginia.org/images/virtualtourimages/toymuseum/toymu
seum.htm