Kitchen Garden (Curriculum (English: Literature, Literacy & Language…
English: Literature, Literacy & Language
There are countless opportunities to build these skills in this activity. Children can research literature to plan, design, make comparisons and much more. Literacy skills can be built as they communicate with others around them in a variety of ways, whether this is through text or verbally. Language skills are built through the same sorts of activities.
Mathematics: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry & Statistics and Probability
Build these skills as students count, label, measure, compare, analyse, predict and much more. For example, measure the amount of space we will need, label the areas of the kitchen garden with numbers, predict what will happen when we do this etc.
Science: Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour, Science Enquiry Skills
Learn about how living things like food and water. Analyse what the objects in the kitchen are made of. Perform an investigation into one aspect of the kitchen. So many possibilities here.
So many possibilities here. Draw a representation of your dream kitchen garden, Make an interpretive dance to represent the kitchen garden. Write a song for the kitchen garden etc.
Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world - This will occur as they work in groups and develop their understanding of reciprocal rights and responsibilities when designing together. They can work together to build awareness of fairness, diversity and social responsibility.
Outcome 3: Children have a strong sense of wellbeing - Once again, they are becoming strong in their social and emotional wellbeing as they build resilience skills, learn how to work in a team, learn how to work as a part of many teams, take responsibility for their own safety, especially their health and wellbeing. There are many opportunities here to talk about nutrition and its importance in wellbeing.
Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners: They will be actively building dispositions for learning like curiosity, imagination, reflexivity, enthusiasm and much more. They could be asked questions about and asked to hypothesise what will happen next, thinking a few steps into the future. They can transfer their knowledge of measurement into this activity as they design their kitchen gardens. They can use technologies to get ideas, share and experiment.
Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators - They will be interacting verbally and non-verbally as they plan, design and move about the area. They will be reading texts to form ideas and plan. They could show their kitchen garden using a wide range of media
Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity - children can work inside or outside in . safe, secure environment where they are being assisted by educators. They are building self-autonomy skills as they make their own decisions about the design. They are interacting with others as they share the space and resources.
Identify actions that promote health, safety and wellbeing
Participate in play that promotes engagement with outdoor settings and the natural environment
Design and Technologies
Explore how plants and animals are grown for food, clothing and shelter and how food is selected and prepared for healthy eating
Explore the characteristics and properties of materials and components that are used to produce designed solutions
Generate, develop and record design ideas through describing, drawing and modelling
Use materials, components, tools, equipment and techniques to safely make designed solutions