Curriculum Overview

At Kurunjang Primary School we believe all students can learn and achieve at a high level. All students have the right to learn and be safe.

 

We are guided by the Victorian Curriculum F–10 which is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. Our Professional Learning Teams {PLTs} have identified the Essential Learnings in the Victorian Curriculum F -10 and use a range of student data to provide our students with authentic learning experiences that are reflective of their individual needs and the Essential Learnings. PLTs plan collaboratively taking into consideration the learning needs of all students in their year level to ensure consistency in each class.

 

Proficiency scales are in the process of implementation and will allow students to actively set goals, providing them with greater ownership and understanding of the continuum of their learning.

 

We recognise the importance of literacy as being central to the learning and development of all students, in all areas of the curriculum and place a strong emphasis on developing the academic vocabulary of our students.

 

Our students experience 10 hours of English lessons weekly incorporating 5 hours of Reading and Viewing and 5 hours of Writing with speaking and listening embedded through these learning experiences. Students are provided with a range of instructional practices including shared and guided reading and writing sessions focusing on the explicit teaching of individual learning goals. Independent reading is integral to our reading and viewing programs. Our students are involved in the selection of texts for their classroom libraries and take home reading and are offered texts that they are interested in, encouraging a love a reading.

 

Our students are provided with 6 hours of Mathematics lessons that draw on the knowledge and skills required in Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability to enable them to be successful in their personal and work lives. We focus on providing our students with hands on learning experiences using a wide variety of resources to support and develop their understanding of key concepts in mathematics. Real life situations are integral in our units of work and in enabling our students to apply the proficiencies of understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning across all areas of mathematics.

 

Integrated Studies units of work developing students understanding of science, humanities, sustainability, health and wellbeing and design and technology are provided to students for up to 3 hours per week and are embedded across all areas of the curriculum.

 

We are committed to being an inclusive, safe and positive community where students are empowered to achieve learning and life success.

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