Every Student

4WS5A

Working Scientifically - Syllabus Outcome
Syllabus Outcomes
Syllabus Outcome: STe-4WS Explores their immediate surroundings by questioning, observing using their senses and communicating to share their observations and ideas.

Students plan and conduct investigations by:

Syllabus Indicator 5: Manipulating objects and materials through purposeful play. 

Framework Indicators

4WS5A: Manipulating objects and materials through purposeful play 

Teacher Language

Give an instruction

No specific teacher language

Students will be able to achieve this indicator with varying levels of support. Fade this support as the student works toward developing independence. 

Teaching Activities 

4WS5A: Manipulating objects and materials through purposeful play

Most students will be able to achieve this indicator independently. Purposeful play for students without a disability is using objects and materials the way they are intended and with their intended purpose.

For students with a disability play can look very different and may not follow traditional definitions of what is the purpose of the object or material. However, it should be noted that while students with disabilities may not be engaging in conventional purposeful play their actions with objects and materials are serving a purpose to them.

 For students with high support needs or physical disabilities varying levels of support will be needed to assist them to engage with objects and materials through play. It should be noted for this indicator that when a teacher provides physical support to assist students the aim is not to teach the student to play with an item in a purposeful way. The aim of the teacher’s support is to encourage students to engage with the object or material as independently as possible in a way that is meaningful to them.