Kindergarten students can explore Sydney's largest outdoor classroom to learn about the environment and plants and animals who live here.
This field trip explores the Park’s special features to help primary school students understand the concept of ‘environment’.
On this excursion at Bicentennial Park, students will:
- gain firsthand insight into the animals and plants that inhabit the parklands
- learn about caring for these animals and plants, and the parklands
- compare natural and built environments.
This educational school trip also shows students how and why Sydney Olympic Park recycles its rubbish and water.
This excursion allows students to actively explore the special features of the park and develop an understanding of the term 'environment'. The park is home for many animals and plants and the students will gain an insight on how to care for the parklands and places that are special to them. Students will compare built and natural environments looking at simple design aspects; discover the past and present uses of the park and how these sites are utilised by the public.
Students will assess safety features of the park and critique the rules and regulations in regards to their safe play. As part of the excursion students will look at ways in which the park is promoting recycling. This will include observing management strategies put in place for rubbish, solar powered pumps and recycled water use.
Syllabus outcomes and Indicators:
- Explores different ways in which built environments suit their users
- Makes simple pictures about things and experiences
- Gathers information about natural and built environments and communicates some of the ways in which they can interact with, can care for these environments
- Generates own ideas and designs through trial and error, play, modelling and making
- Uses imagination and the elements of drama in imaginative play and dramatic situations
- Demonstrates an emerging awareness of the concepts of safe and unsafe living
- Displays basic positive health practices
Students will be able to:
- Identify that places are different because users of the environments are different and have different needs
- Acknowledge that spaces and places are created for a vide variety of purposes
- Create a textured rubbing from leaves using different mediums
- Describe natural and built environments
- States purpose or uses of some common products and environments that they have seen in the parklands
- Tell how people use some common products and environments in the parklands
- Communicate imagined situations through mime and role play when dealing with an injured animal
- Identify dangerous situations
- Describe dangerous things they can see, reach and touch
- Place rubbish in the bin
- Discuss the safe use of the park and playground area