Every Student

8NE1A

Natural Enviroment - Syllabus Outcome
Syllabus Outcomes
Syllabus Outcome: Ste-8NE Identifies the basic needs of living things.

Syllabus Indicator 1: Describe what plants and animals, including humans, need to stay alive and healthy, eg Food, water and air.

Framework Indicators

8NE1A: Responds to a real object or visual representation of what plants/animals/humans need

Teacher Language

Give an instruction

SN, you are eating, people need to eat food to survive.

SN, you need to come inside because its cold/wet/hot.

SN, can you show me the food/water? 

Correction/prompt

This is the (survival need)

Try again

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

There are a variety of acceptable ways a student can respond. These include; head/physical movements (e.g. nodding, pointing and reaching), facial expression, eye gaze, vocalisations and/or verbal responses. 

Teaching Activities 

8NE1A: Responds to a real object or visual representation of what plants/animals/humans need

Teachers can provide students with opportunities to achieve this indicator in a variety of ways. For the purpose of this we have identified the needs of plants, animals and humans in the following way.

Humans – air, water, food, shelter and sleep

Animals- food, water, shelter, air and sleep

Plant- air, light, water and soil                           

Opportunities for students to meet this indicator would happen incidentally throughout the teaching day. When eating teachers could state ‘SN, you are eating. People need to eat food.’ Likewise if the weather turned cold/wet/hot and students needed to be moved inside teacher could state ‘SN, you need to come inside because its cold/wet/hot.’

Teachers could support this activity in the classroom by allowing students to observe and respond to the needs of plants, animals and humans through video or YouTube clips. Likewise teachers could use visual representations of the survival needs. Teacher would place the visual representation in the student’s direct view and state ‘SN, this is shelter. People need shelter to survive’. 

 



Websites that contain resources, games or activities that could be used to support this goal include:

Doctor pets- taking care of baby animals