Lower Primary

Recovery from bushfires

This section explores the theme of how people and places recover after a bushfire, and is designed to support the learning needs of students between Prep to Grade 3. It is aligned to Victorian Curriculum levels 1 and 2. 

Students are introduced to how people may feel and act when recovering from a bushfire, how communities come together to support each other, and how children's artworks helped people with healing after the 2009 bushfires.


People's feelings after experiencing a bushfire

Learning intention:

This session introduces the students to the concept that people need time and support to recover after experiencing a bushfire. Students explore and predict some feelings and actions taken by people in this situation by looking at a series of images from real bushfires. 


Communities working together for recovery

Learning intention:

Students will explore what a community is and how people in communities care for each other. They will then use this understanding to view examples showing the recovery required after a community has been affected by bushfire.


How art helped children with their feelings after a bushfire

Learning intention:

This session allows students to look at artwork created by children to convey their feelings after experiencing a bushfire. Students are encouraged to look carefully and consider the art and how it helped people heal after the bushfires.