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Alexander's Outing - Early Stage 1

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Based on Pamela Allen’s book ‘Alexander’s Outing’, children trace Alexander’s journey through the garden and solve mathematical problems along the way.


Early Stage 1 Mathematics and English


Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


$13 per student. Minimum charges apply.

Excursion key themes:

  • Storytelling and outdoor literacy
  • Exploration of an outdoor environment
  • Counting and measuring plants and animals in a natural environment

Students will... 

  • Actively participate in a retelling of Alexander’s Outing using costumes and props
  • Count bird numbers and identify shapes in the natural and built environment
  • Measure the girth of a bottle tree
  • Discuss estimation and have fun rescuing Alexander.

A fantastic educational experience for children. Well organised and delivered beautifully.

Teacher, Ashbury Public School

Early Stage 1 Mathematics

Describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings
Uses objects, actions, technology and/or trial and error to explore mathematical problems
MAe-9MG Describes and compares lengths and distances using everyday language
Manipulates, sorts and describes representations of two-dimensionalshapes, including circles, triangles, squares and rectangles, using everyday language
Establish understanding of the language and processes of counting by naming numbers in sequences, initially to and from 20, moving from any starting point
Represent practical situations to model addition and sharing
Use direct and indirect comparisons to decide which is longer, heavier or holds more, and explain reasoning in everyday language
Sort, describe and name familiar two dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects in the environment

Early Stage 1 English

Communicates with peers and known adults in informal and guided activities demonstrating emerging skills of group interaction
Demonstrates developing skills and strategies to read, view and comprehend short, predictable texts on familiar topics in different media and technologies
Recognises that there are different kinds of spoken texts with specific language features and shows an emerging awareness of some purposes for spoken language     
Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations
Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality
Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently

We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and
pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.