0-5 Foundation Years


  • Animals – Describe and copy the behavior and sounds of living things such as animals.
  • Bodies – Learn the body parts. Head, shoulders, knees and toes!
Civics and citizenship
  •  Talk about rules and relationships with others
  • Play music and dance!
  • Dance to a variety of music – fast and slow
  • Dance in a variety of styles – heavy/light, sharp/soft movements, use different levels and shapes
  • Have fun with different movements – walking, running, marching, galloping, skipping, crawling, rolling, bending, stretching, twisting.
Design and technologies
  • Ask questions related to design:
    • ‘How does it work?’
    • ‘What can you use it for?’
  • Draw and model things you have seen
Digital technologies
  • Talk out loud about the steps you are undertaking when you complete a task like cooking
  • Ask children to think about steps to complete a task.
  • Allow children to play on digital devices to enable them to become familiar with how they work
  • use role play to act out familiar events or stories
  • Use various voices when reading stories to represent different characters
Earth and Space Science
  • Talk about the different types of weather and seasons. Discuss type of clothing they would wear and the type of activities they would do.
  • Look at the night sky and talk about stars and planets
Economics and business
  • Read to them regularly.
    • Ask questions about: What happened; Favourite characters; What they think will happen next; and How is it like their own lives?
  • Alphabet
    • Alphabet and letter sounds recognition through books, blocks, and games.
  • Poems and rhymes.
    • Read and play games like “what animal rhymes with log?” See the Dr. Seuss books.
  • Speaking.
    • Encourage interactions with others and prompt children to tell a story. Such as “Can you tell Nanna what you did today?”
  • Letter shape writing practice.
    • Use a black board or a plastic folder with whiteboard markers. See letterland.com.au
  • Writing.
    • Encourage children to write words next to pictures, a story, a log book, birthday cards or a note to a family member.
  • Talk about what features of home are familiar and special
  • Ask the child to describe how to get to a place that is special to them
Health and physical education
  • Active play – move in different speeds and directions
  • Body – Name parts of the body.  Describe how their body is growing
  • Communicating and interacting for health and well being – name trusted people in their community
  • Demonstrate how to move and play safely – Follow rules when participating in physical activities
  • Emotions – Describe different emotions
  • Food – group foods into ‘eat always’ and ‘eat sometimes’
  • Talk about families and what makes them unique and different
  • Talk about events of significance and talk about things they can remember about the events
  • Look at photos and ask the child to put them in order.
  • Look at photos and talk about the past
  • imitate sounds, rhythms and patterns of another language
  • use non-verbal communication strategies in familiar situations
  • read and write simple words with visual support.
  • Counting
    • Count everything and ask them to count – buttons, toes, fingers, books, toys, anything, everything!
    • Play countdown games. 3, 2, 1 Go!
  • Read books about numbers and counting
  • Worksheets
    • Different ways of representing numbers
    • Days of the week diary
    • Times throughout the day diary
  • Compare and sort objects
    • Play sorting games based on color and size and ask questions.
Media arts
  • use a camera to record images for others to view
  • Listen to music
  • Make music with instruments and percussion
  • Sing
  • Discuss and describe the ways in which objects such as toys move and the materials they are made out of.
  • Ask “Will it float or will it sink?” then throw it in the water
Visual arts
  • Draw
  • Paint