Curriculum - Curriculum

Curriculum

Aberfeldie Primary School provides a comprehensive and challenging curriculum with a focus on achieving high standards in Literacy, Numeracy with a view that a strong foundation in these disciplines will lead to active community participants with the skills to participate in a challenging and changing world.

A range of approaches and strategies are embedded in our daily practice to engage all learners. An Integrated Inquiry approach is often used to make links to other important curriculum foci so students understand that when we learn something new, we use a range of ideas and skills to complete tasks.

Aberfeldie uses the Victorian Curriculum which sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

The school has developed scope and sequence of topics identifying the appropriate conceptual ideas important for students to learn that is in line with the Victorian Curriculum.

Teachers use the standards to plan teaching programs and use them as the basis of assessment and reporting of student achievement. The standards are set at a challenging competence level and are based on research indicating what students at that level are developmentally capable of achieving.

 

Our Pedagogical Model provides a systematic and cohesive structure across the school in a way that supports student learning.

Aberfeldie Primary School is a BYOD school from grades tree to six.  Digital Technologies is embedded daily across the curriculum.  Responsible use of such technology is expected and the Acceptable Use Agreement ensures all users know their responsibilities. 

 

Learning Areas and Capabilities

The Victorian Curriculum F–10 includes both knowledge and skills. These are defined by learning areas and capabilities. This curriculum design assumes that knowledge and skills are transferrable across the curriculum. The design of the Victorian Curriculum F–10 is set out below:

Learning areas

Capabilities

The Arts

·         Dance

·         Drama

·         Media Arts

·         Music

·         Visual Arts

·         Visual Communication Design

English

Health and Physical Education

The Humanities

·         Civics and Citizenship

·         Economics and Business

·         Geography

·         History

Languages

Mathematics

Science

Technologies

·         Design and Technologies

·         Digital Technologies

Critical and Creative Thinking

Ethical

Intercultural

Personal and Social