Group Development

These age appropriate activities offer challenges of increasing difficulty, building from enjoyment, cooperation, and effective communication, to higher order initiative, leadership and team problem solving.

The learning intentions for each activity can be modified to suit the year levels indicated.

Students create ‘bee bundles’ and ‘bee blocks’ to provide habitat for native bee species.  They explore the importance of native bees and the differences between native bees and European honeybees.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Health&PE                     
Yr 1&2   (ACPMP012)
Yr 1&2   (ACPPS004)
Yr 1&2  (ACPMP030)

 

Students solve group challenges by working cooperatively in small teams. The challenges reinforce the skills of concentrating, persisting, encouraging others, sharing ideas and learning from mistakes. 


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Health&PE
Yr 1&2  (ACPMP030)
Yr 3&4 (ACPMP048)
Yr 5&6 (ACPMP067)

Following instructions on a secret recorded message, students carry a container of toxic waste through a series of challenges. To survive this dangerous mission they need to use all of their communication, thinking and teamwork skills.

Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Health&PE
Yr 5&6 (ACPMP067)
Yr 7&8 (ACPMP086)
Yr 7&8 (ACPMP105)

Students participate in a half-day simulation/role play team survival challenge in a secluded bush setting. They explore their skills in emergency shelter building, simple  cooking on an open fire, problem solving and working cooperatively with others.


Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

Health&PE
Yr 5&6 (ACPMP067)
Yr 7&8 (ACPMP086)
Yr 7&8 (ACPMP105)

Students use djembe drums and other percussive instruments to explore rhythm patterns and their own creative energy. They build a sense of group success and achievement using music as a means of communication and expression.

Examples of Australian Curriculum Links

The Arts 
Yr 5&6 (ACAMUM088)
Health&PE 
Yr 5&6 (ACPMP067)

 

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Curriculum Group Development