Teddy Bears’ Picnic: Italian and Music Lessons For Prep, Year 1 and Year 2

In Italian and Music learning experiences, students prepared for their Teddy Bears’ Picnic.

In Italian lessons, students wrote an invitation to their teddy bears to come to lessons for a picnic.

In their books, children chose 4 or more items of food and wrote down what their teddies like to eat. Year 1 and Year 2 wrote in sentences. Students illustrated and labelled their food choices on paper plates for the picnic.

During lessons students took turns in introducing their teddies to the class and told everyone what their teddies like to eat. For the music and movement activities, students sang the Teddy Bears’ Picnic song. Using their imagination and creativity, students dramatized the song.

These are some of the elements of learning in Italian for this learning experience.

  • Communicating: Socialising

Participate in shared action with peers and teacher, contributing ideas through key words, images, movement and song.

Key concept: exchange.

Key processes: sharing, deciding together.

Participate in classroom routines, games, instructions and shared activities

Key concepts: routine, play, sharing, reward.

Key process: expressing preferences.

  •  Informing

Give information about known people, everyday objects, family celebrations and personal experiences.

Key concepts: self, ownership/possession, celebration.

Key process: conveying information.

  •  Creating

Create a personal or shared record of ‘interesting’ words in Italian.

Key concepts: similarity, difference.

Key process: comparing.

  • Understanding: Systems of language

Reproduce the sounds of the Italian language.

Notice and use some aspects of the Italian language system, including gender forms, simple sentence structures and the placement of adjectives.

Universal language

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