Our learning program changes in years three to six and we support students to expand their skills and go deeper into their learning.
In mathematics, the teachers use pre- and post-tests to identify where students are at with their learning and plan a program that will support each student to progress to the next level. Teachers and students use ‘proficiency scales’ to set learning goals and evaluate success.
In English, the students are developing their independent reading skills. We read whole class novels and students participate in ‘guided reading’ activities. VCOP is also used to teach writing at this level and students increasingly assess their own work to identify how they can ‘up level’ their writing.
Students in years three to six complete education research projects each term – exhibiting them to the whole class and broader school community. There is a theme for the research each term – ensuring there is learning in areas like science, history and citizenship.
Years three to six students also have specialist instruction in Indonesian, Physical Education, Art and Kitchen Garden. They work through our School Wide Positive Behaviour and Support (SWPBS) matrix and Respectful Relationships curriculum to develop some powerful social, emotional, collaboration and problem solving skills.