Bunyips in the Bush (Years Prep-1)

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Bunyips in the Bush is a whole day program immersing students in a sensory exploration of Toohey Forest.

The program begins with the story Bunyip! Bunyip! Where are you? Students then use props to establish an idea of what the Bunyip might look like. Our Window to the Forest mural helps student identify forest plants and animals, their features, the places they live and their basic needs.

A sensory exploration in the forest has students searching for clues about the Bunyip who ‘lives’ there. In the course of their search, students use their senses to enhance their knowledge of plant and animal homes in the forest. Equipment utilised in the delivery of this program includes sensory bags, colour charts and props such as puppets and eggs.

Students participate in an animal footprint art activity, then receive a letter from the Toohey Forest Bunyip and a map of their journey to take back to school. The program concludes with students getting up close and personal with live animals and discussing their external features and needs.

Bunyips in the Bush has been assessed as medium risk. A Curriculum Activity Risk Assessment is available on request. An itinerary will be provided upon confirmation of your booking.

Curriculum Intent

Science understanding

  • Living things have basic needs, including food and water (ACSSU002)

Science Inquiry Skills

  • Participate in guided investigations and make observations using the senses (ACSIS011)