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Unit Overview

This unit teaches students that they have choices. Students learn the value of sharing, being kind and respectful, rule-following, doing their best and honesty. They also develop understanding about the pros and cons of saving and spending and the skill of prioritising choices based on needs and wants.

The following values of Australian schooling are developed in this unit:
  • Care and compassion (kindness and sharing)
  • Doing your best
  • Honesty and trustworthiness
  • Respect
  • Responsibility

Teacher Notes

These topics have been designed for students in Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2. The activities can be adjusted to cater to the needs of learners. Activities have been designed as a sequence, however teachers can select individual activities that suit their students. As Topic 6 is a culminating topic, it may require the study of other topics.

Links to the national consumer and financial literacy framework

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
Students can:
  • recognise Australian money includes notes and coins
  • recognise that money can be saved to meet needs and wants
  • explain how money is exchanged in return for goods and services
  • identify and describe the differences between needs and wants
COMPETENCE
Students can:
  • recognise common symbols and terms used on a variety of Australian notes and coins
  • identify consumer and financial matters that are part of daily life such as earning money, spending, saving, paying bills, making donations
RESPONSIBILITY AND ENTERPRISE
Students can:
  • demonstrate enterprising behaviours through participation in relevant class and/or school activities
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Assessment

Teachers can gather evidence of student learning throughout this unit of work. Activities that elicit evidence of student learning in relation to the Australian Curriculum achievement standards have been identified. This evidence can be compiled into a student portfolio called “A world where I know how to share”.
To support teachers to make judgements about the quality and sophistication of student learning, each topic is accompanied by year level rubrics.

The following icon is used to indicate the activities that may contribute to student portfolios.
Assessment portfolio task


The tasks that will form part of the assessment portfolio and their links to learning areas are summarised in the table on the right.

Table

Connections to the curriculum
achievement standards
Topic Activities Task English Maths HPE The Arts HASS
Topic 1 Activity 5

Activity 6
Observation record

Annotated photographs
Connection to English achievement standard   Connection to HPE achievement standard Connection to The Arts achievement standard  
Topic 2 Activity 4

Activity 5
Individual T Chart

Ten Frame templates
Connection to English achievement standard Connection to Maths achievement standard Connection to HPE achievement standard    
Topic 3 Activity 5 Storyboard Connection to English achievement standard   Connection to HPE achievement standard    
Topic 4 Activity 2

Activity 3
Poster Connection to English achievement standard   Connection to HPE achievement standard Connection to The Arts achievement standard  
Topic 5 Activity 7
Skip counting worksheet
Spend or save survey
  Connection to Maths achievement standard     Connection to HASS achievement standard
Topic 6
Activity 2
Activity 3
Activity 4
Photographs and written descriptions
Presentation

 
Connection to English achievement standard   Connection to HPE achievement standard Connection to The Arts achievement standard  


The assessment package includes:
Foundation Year Year 1 Year 2
Foundation year teacher guidelines (PDF, 169 KB) Year 1 teacher guidelines (PDF, 518 KB) Year 2 teacher guidelines (PDF, 268 KB)
Foundation year rubrics (PDF, 159 KB) Year 1 rubrics (PDF, 163 KB) Year 2 rubrics (PDF, 166 KB)
Foundation year achievement standards (PDF, 129 KB) Year 1 achievement standards (PDF, 130 KB) Year 2 achievement standards (PDF, 132 KB)