Framework for Aboriginal Languages and Torres Strait Islander Languages / Foundation to Year 2 / Communicating / Socialising

Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in shared tasks and activities that involve following instructions, making things and cooperating with peers

[Key concepts: family, cooperation, play; Key processes: participating, active listening, following instructions, making, turn-taking]


  • listening to, remembering and following instructions from an Elder/community member, for example, how to make traditional tools or prepare traditional foods
  • collaborating with others in art and craft activities, for example, gathering and using traditional materials such as ochre, nuts, twigs, bark, seeds, shells, feathers; decorating musical instruments/artefacts; making bush toys
  • participating in traditional and contemporary games, tasks and activities that involve turn-taking, guessing, matching and choosing objects, bush tucker collecting, sand story telling
  • working collaboratively with peers and the teaching team, for example, to adapt and perform action songs, make a class Big Book, design posters with a health or behavioural message, create a display, create and perform an item for school assembly
  • practising personal skills such as active listening and showing self-discipline and respect for others in interactive group situations
  • using appropriate phrases and expressions for turn-taking in games and activities
  • grouping and sorting bush food such as meat, food grubs, artefacts, leaves and tools into appropriate cultural categories
  • giving directions, for example, to guide others to locations or through an obstacle course
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Australian languages

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