Environmental awareness and care in the science curriculum
 

Infants 

Strand unit: Caring for my locality

The child should be enabled to:

  • Observe, discuss and appreciate the attributes of the local environment
    beauty and diversity of plants and animals in
    a variety of habitats
    attractive elements of physical, natural and human features
  • Appreciate that people share the environment with plant and animal life
  • Develop a sense of responsibility for taking care of and improving the environment
  • Identify, discuss and implement simple strategies for improving and caring for the
    environment
    things I can do
    caring for clothes, toys and other possessions
    keeping home, garden, classroom and street clean and tidy
    caring for living and non-living things in the locality
    things we can do together
    keeping classroom, school and play spaces clean, tidy and safe
    disposing of litter appropriately
    collecting paper or cans for recycling
    caring for living and non-living things in the locality