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Life Skills

 This Learning Programme comprises: 

PERSONAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING

  • Social health, emotional health, relationships with people and our environment, values and attitudes

BEGINNING KNOWLEDGE

  • Social Science – conservation, cause and effect, place, adaptation, relationships and interdependence, diversity and individuality, change
  • Natural Science – life and living, energy and change, matter and materials, planet earth and beyond
  • Scientific process skills – observing, comparing, classifying, measuring, experimenting and communicating
  • Technological process skills – investigate, design, make, evaluate and communicate

CREATIVE ARTS

  • Visual arts – develops sensory-motor skills and fine and gross motor co-ordination through the manipulation of materials and the mastery of a variety of art techniques (2D and 3D) Performing arts – allows creative communication, dramatisation, singing, making music, dance and exploring movement

 

These Learning Areas receive attention in an integrated fashion while Literacy and Numeracy remain the prime focus of these years. 

The activities in the Life Skills programme should be as practical and hands-on as possible to provide for experiential learning to occur.