In this unit, the students will investigate their basic needs. They will examine water as a need. They will describe how we use it daily, will create a large flow chart showing how water gets to our taps and will use this to write an explanation. They will go on an excursion to a Dam and will use their experience as the basis for a recount. The students will examine food as a need. They will participate in such tasks as classifying foods, writing recipes for healthy sandwiches, graphing favourite fruits and making healthy foods using coloured paper. The students will investigate where bread comes from and will sequence pictures to show how bread gets to the shops. They will identify the shop where they obtain food, will paint and describe it, and will go to the shops to buy an item of food. The students will then examine shelter as a need. They will create a detailed illustration of their house, and will write a description of it. The students will examine clothes as a need and will choose dress up clothes that are suitable for a particular situation. The students will examine the need for love and will identify someone who loves them and the ways that they show their love. The students will examine the need for rest and exercise. They will describe their favourite form of exercise and will participate in a circuit. Finally, the students will discuss what happens when these needs aren’t met. They will listen to a guest speaker describe ways in which their organisation help people whose needs are not met, and will participate in an activity to raise money as a donation for this organisation.