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Curriculum

 

Moonah Primary School aims to empower all students to achieve their full potential in a safe, supportive and engaging environment. Teaching and learning is informed by the Early Years Learning Framework and Australian Curriculum.

 

The major areas of the Australian Curriculum are:

 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities and Social Sciences and
  • Technology

These learning areas are fundamental to all class programs from Kindergarten to Year 6. 

 

English

 

In English students learn to express and develop language through interacting with others, reading and creating texts in a variety forms. Literacy skills are taught explicitly in each class during daily reader’s workshop sessions. Literacy coaching and co-teaching enables greater student support and the consistent approach to the teaching of reading across the school. Students transfer their literacy knowledge and understanding to all learning areas.

 

Every student who is identified as requiring additional learning support will have a co-constructed Learning Plan created by the classroom teacher, literacy support teacher and parents.

 

Mathematics

 

Students at Moonah Primary School have access to a range of learning opportunities in the area of mathematics. We aim to equip our learners with skills within the Australian Curriculum proficiency strands of understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning. Classes use a range of hands-on learning tasks to build confidence and knowledge in a fun and supportive environment. As well as classroom learning opportunities, students also have the opportunity in year 5 and 6 to join in the Maths Relay competition and have access to a specialist numeracy teacher.

 

Staff regularly complete moderation of mathematics teaching to ensure that the learning program is achieving the desired outcomes. Our team approach helps our students to achieve their personal best in this area.

 

Science

 

Learning science in primary school stimulates students’ curiosity and assists them in understanding their place in our world.  Science provides opportunities for our students to develop an understanding of important science concepts, develop scientific knowledge and link sciences contribution to our culture and society.  At Moonah Primary School, we provide students with opportunities to observe, explore, predict, speculate, question, test theories and take charge of their own investigations.  Students learn to plan, conduct and carry out their own investigations where they then collect relevant data and share their findings with others.  The science curriculum combined with our Inquiry lead lessons support students to develop this knowledge and understanding so they are better able to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues.   

 

Our curriculum encompasses four content areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth and Space Sciences
  • Physical Sciences

With three overarching strands, that teach our students scientific skills:

  • Science as a human endeavour
  • Science inquiry skills
  • Science understanding

 

Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Through HASS students learn about the world that they live in. At Moonah Primary School we aim to harness students’ curiosity about the world around them in order to empower them to become active, informed and reflective decision makers.