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Look Out for Living Things - Early Stage 1

Explore the amazing world of plant and animal habitats in the Gardens and discover the characteristics and needs of living things. This lesson offers students hands-on learning experiences and an opportunity to be a scientist — observing animal tracks and traces, making habitats, and developing critical thinking through interactive story-telling. 

Learning Activities

  • Students will learn about the habitats of living things through shelter building
  • They will discover and observe evidence of animals and plants in their habitats by using our senses
  • Students also learn about the needs of plants via role play, story-telling and caretaking


Early Stage 1 Mathematics and English


Rathborne Lodge


2 hours


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Key Content
  • Recognising living things and their characteristics, behaviours and the environment in which they live. 
  • Exploring how a plant grows by identifying its needs. 
  • Identifying evidence of animal and plant tracks and traces that indicate living things are present.
  • Describing the opportunities for designing habitats for living things.
  • Responding to the shared reading of texts for enjoyment and to retell familiar stories through roleplay.
Syllabus Outcomes
Focus Syllabus Outcomes
  • Explores the characteristics, needs and uses of living things (STe-3LW-ST)
Supported Syllabus Outcomes

Design and Production
  • develops solutions to an identified need (Ste-2DP-DT)
Working Scientifically
  • observes, questions and collects data to communicate ideas (STe-1WS-S)

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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.


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