Lower Primary

Introduction

The Lower Primary School bushfires education module is designed to support the learning needs of students in grades Prep to 3, and is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum levels F to 3.

The bushfires education module is structured around the four themes of 'Learning about bushfires', Preparing for bushfire', 'Responding to bushfires', and 'Recovering from bushfires'. Each theme is explored through downloadable, individual sessions that

  • links a particular session to the relevant curriculum areas
  • sets out the session's specific learning intention
  • lists suggested resources
  • sequences the learning activities, with extension activities included where applicable.

Some themes, such as 'Preparing for Bushfires' and 'Recovering from Bushfires', may be more relevant in particular contexts, e.g. bushfire prone areas, where students have directly experienced planning for bushfires, actual bushfires and what happens after a bushfire. In these contexts, students are more likely to have prior knowledge and understanding about key concepts. Teachers should carefully consider the themes and sessions that are most appropriate for their children, communities and contexts, and adapt them to best suit their particular environment and the needs and abilities of their students.


Preparing for bushfires

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The steps individuals, families and the community can take to prepare for the bushfire season and minimise risk.

> Bushfires matter to all Victorians
> Preparing for the bushfire season
> Getting to know firefighters

Responding to bushfires

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Responding to bushfires explores what to do in a fire emergency.

> Learning what to do in a fire emergency
> Reporting an emergency to Triple Zero (000)

Recovering from bushfires

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The experiences of Victorians shows how individuals and communities can recover after bushfires and develop resilience.

> People's feelings after experiencing a bushfire
> Communities working together for recovery
> How art helped children with their feelings after a bushfire