Our prep to year two students enjoy a broad curriculum that includes academic skill development, inquiry and creativity, language and movement and social and emotional learning.
Maths and English are taught for approximately fifteen hours each week. Maths is very ‘hands-on’ so that children can visualise and justify their answers to number problems. We use a combination of mathematics interviews and computer-based testing to understand exactly what students know, and what they need to learn next.
English is broken into three parts – writing, reading and speaking and listening. Writing is taught using the highly effective Sounds Write program; the students are taught how to expand their vocabulary on different topics, how to use punctuation, how to avoid writers block by having a clear opener and how to connect their ideas effectively in a text. We teach reading through individual and group reading activities, and speaking and listening is taught throughout the week as students share their learning and give one another feedback.
Prep to year two students go to the library each week and borrow a book. They also have specialist instruction in Physical Education, Art, Science and Digitech. Finally, they work through our School Wide Positive Behaviour and Support program and Respectful Relationships curriculum to develop some powerful social, emotional, collaboration and problem-solving skills.