Food and fibre: Years 3 and 4

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Through the primary years, students draw on their increasing experience of family, school and the wider community to develop their understanding of the world including investigating food and fibre production and becoming aware of the importance of primary industries in Australia.

In Years 3 and 4, students become aware of the role of those working in design and technologies occupations, such as those working in primary industries and what rural life may be like.

Through learning about food and fibre, students may explore their creative, innovative and imaginative ideas and create designed products, services or environments including planning and creating food and fibre production solutions. They do this through planning and awareness of the characteristics and properties of materials and the use of tools and equipment. Students learn to reflect on their actions to refine their working and develop their decision-making skills.

By the end of Year 4, students will have had the opportunity to create designed solutions at least once in Design and Technologies for the food and fibre production and food specialisations technologies context. Students identify safety issues and learn to follow simple safety rules when producing designed solutions, such as when creating a composting system for a school.

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