Scope and Sequences for Learning Areas – Australian Curriculum






Design and Technology: Materials

Design and Technology: Digital Technologies:

Economics and Business:

Civics and Citizenship:

The Arts:

Health and Physical Education:


iSHAMPOO – A Figurative Language Acronym

School Collaboration:

Read, share, enjoy the Book Week books with your class.

Keep your eye out for examples of figurative language:


As you find examples of these, write them as a quote on coloured pieces of paper.


Alliteration example

I will set up a display in the library.

Let’s see how many we can collect.


Australian Curriculum Links
Onomatopoeia – Year 3 – introduce as ‘sound’ words prior to this – Many of this year’s picture books have great examples.
Alliteration – Year 1, Year 3
Similes – Year 5
Metaphors – Year 5 – Year 6 (Use)
Personification – Year 5

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Reconciliation Week Resources

Website with significant events ordered on a timeline. Famous paintings to focus discussion on Aboriginal lifestyles prior to European settlement.
Teacher Resource to go with this:

Reconciliation SA Education Packs – ideas for Early Years, Primary and Middle Years.

Citizenship_Lets_Talk_Recognition (1)


Song: The Journey

Refer to The Dreaming – A teacher reference resource with a DVD of Dreaming Stories from different parts of Australia, several from SA.

Splash/ ABC – Lots of different content appropriate for different year levels

Dreaming Stories:

Country/ Place

Teacher Resource:

Indigenous Language Map

Teaching Resources:

There are also many resources on Scootle. Get there directly from the Learnlink homepage now!
Other resources:
The Burnt Stick, Anthony Hill – A story about a child removed from his mother. Very powerful. A copy is in our library.

Idjhil, Helen Bell – A story about a child removed from his people/ country. We have a copy in our library.

Archie Roach – Took the Children Away – Song related to Stolen Generation

The Rabbits, Shaun Tan – A metaphorical story related to colonisation.

Noel Pearson’s Eulogy at Gough Whitlam’s funeral would be a great literary challenge for year 6/7 students. Although lots of complex language is used, it is very powerful and gives a good summary of more recent Aboriginal history through one man’s perspective.

Mabo Website – Lots of resources – Middle Years

Vincent Lingiari

Aboriginal History in Pictures, a PowerPoint

Aboriginal History Pictures

The Curator’s Table – History Units related specifically to South Australia

Curator's table
The Curator’s table is another quality DECD Outreach Education digital program to be offered to South Australian schools. It is a web-based and iPad compatible resource, aligned with Years 6 and 9 Australian Curriculum: History and Geography (and SACE). It has the potential to support the teaching of the General capabilities, Ethical and Intercultural understanding as well as Literacy. Selected sources (documents/media/objects and personal letters) have been brought together to support teachers’ discussions with students about the significant contribution of German people in the settlement of South Australia. The first chapter centres around the treatment of German South Australians at the time of World War I. This resource is made possible through a partnership between DECD and History SA.
Check out the site at:

The Curator’s table will be the basis for a Lunchtime Bytes session – coming soon on Level 4.

The popular website and teacher resource Changing Worlds: A South Australian story can now be accessed via Scootle.
This is a web-based resource aligned with Years 4, 5 and 9 Australian Curriculum (AC): History and Arts. Selected artefacts, images and works of art from the South Australian Museum and Art Gallery of South Australia have been chosen to support teachers’ discussions with students about the colonisation/invasion of South Australia.


Dr Kerrie Mackey-Smith

Outreach Education Project Officer,

Department for Education and Child Development


Pearson Places

You might like to check out the link on the sidebar titled ‘Pearson Places’. Lindsey thinks it will be a great resource.

Different Types of Information Reports

Genre Social Purpose Sample Curriculum Contexts
Descriptive Report To give information about a species or class of things by describing physical attributes, behaviours, uses, etc.


The platypus



Sydney Harbour Bridge

Classifying Report To organise and describe a field or topic into a class and subclass hierarchy



bird is that?

Environment Disasters

Compositional Reports To organise and describe a field or topic according to its parts (a part or whole report)

Systems of the human body

The Rainforest

Historical Reports To give information about the way things were in relation to a particular class of things

The goldrush in Australia

Roman cities

Comparative Reports To identify the similarities and differences between two or more classes of things

Stars and planets

3D shapes

From Chapter 7, Teaching Language in Context, B. Derewianka and P. Jones, Oxford, 2012

Learning to observe and describe

R-2 Brief descriptions, Labelled diagrams

3-4 Descriptive Reports, Composition Reports (including site studies from mid to late primary)

5-6-7 Classification Reports, Comparative Reports, Historical Reports