Banjo and Ruby Red

General Capabilities evident throughout this unit include LiteracyNumeracyInformation and Communication TechnologyPersonal and Social CapabilityEthical Understanding and Critical and Creative Thinking.

This unit addresses the cross-curriculum priority of Sustainability.

Content descriptions below link to Australian Curriculum: Foundation (English).


Links to other Curriculum Areas:


Compare, order and make comparisons between collections, initially to 20, and explain reasoning (ACMNA289) (MAe-4NA)

Health and Physical Education

Identify and describe emotional responses people may experience in different situations (ACPPS005)

Identifies how individuals care for each other (IRES1.11)

The Arts – Visual Art

Create and display artworks to communicate ideas to an audience (ACAVAM108)

Makes artworks in a particular way about experiences of real or imaginary things (VAES1.1)

The Arts – Drama

Use voice, facial expression, movement and space to imagine and establish role and situation (ACADRM028)

Takes on roles in drama to explore familiar and imagined situations (DRAS1.1)


Language for interaction

Understand that language can be used to explore ways of expressing needs, likes and dislikes (ACELA1429) (ENe-11D)
Text structure and organisation Understand that texts can take many forms, can be very short (for example an exit sign) or quite long (for example an information book or a film) and that stories and informative texts have different purposes (ACELA1430) (ENe-10C)
Expressing and developing ideas

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning (ACELA1434) (ENe-9B)

Explore the different contribution of words and images to meaning in stories and informative texts (ACELA1786) (ENe-10C)

Understand the use of vocabulary in familiar contexts related to everyday experiences, personal interests and topics taught at school (ACELA1437) (ENe-6B)


Literature and context

Recognise that texts are created by authors who tell stories and share experiences that may be similar or different to students’ own experiences (ACELT1575) (ENe-11D)
Responding to literature Share feelings and thoughts about the events and characters in texts (ACELT1783) (ENe-10C)
Examining literature

Identify some features of texts including events and characters and retell events from a text (ACELT1578) (ENe-11D)

Recognise some different types of literary texts and identify some characteristic features of literary texts, for example beginnings and endings of traditional texts and rhyme in poetry (ACELT1785) (ENe-8B)

Creating literature Retell familiar literary texts through performance, use of illustrations and images (ACELT1580) (ENe-10C)


Interacting with others

Listen to and respond orally to texts and to the communication of others in informal and structured classroom situations (ACELY1646) (ENe-9B)
Interpreting, analysing, evaluating Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently (ACELY1650) (ENe-11D)
Creating texts Create short texts to explore, record and report ideas and events using familiar words and beginning writing knowledge (ACELY1651) (ENe-10C)