core curriculum

We utilise ‘real life’ experiences through play to help make connections to the world providing outside and inside learning environments.

  • We are all learners and learn in different ways. We value and reflect on our learning and take responsibility for this. We support each other in the learning journey.

  • We provide a direct link through developmental learning to the more formal states of learning in order to enrich your child’s educational experiences.

  • We provide a developmental approach to learning, building on students' knowledge and experiences to grow their learning.

  • We develop social and emotional qualities focusing on oral strengths in analyzing, communicating and problem solving.

  • We strengthen learning with creative opportunities to make, say and do.




Grey Street Primary School offers a core curriculum including:

  • Literacy- Reading, Writing, Listening and Viewing

  • Numeracy

  • Science (years 3-6)

  • Social competencies

We also offer learning in the following areas:

 

 

Personalised Learning Experiences

  • We utilise ‘real life’ experiences through play to help make connections to the world providing outside and inside learning environments.

  • We provide a direct link through developmental learning to the formal stages of learning to enrich the learning.

  • Therefore we embrace a Walker Learning Approach in Prep to year 2. We stimulate curiosities through Investigations and help them extend their learning into the formal areas of Literacy, Numeracy and Science.

  • We continue this approach in years 3 to 6 with Inquiry learning that provides students with ownership of their learning but still extends and develops the formal areas of the curriculum.

  • We use technology as a tool to strengthen our learning, providing a one to one digital device program for students in years 5 and 6 and computers and ipads throughout the school in other year levels. We constantly seek best practice in this area.

  • We work to develop our staff to consistently demonstrate best practice, working closely with Walker Learning as our mentors in this practice.

 

Information Technology in the Curriculum

  • Each classroom Prep to year 4 has a number of computers for students to use.

  • Each year 5 and 6 student has a laptop computer of their own, leased each year from the school.

  • Banks of ipads are available to support learning throughout the school also. Video conferencing facilities exist for students to connect to the outside world in a 'live' capacity. Exciting projects are currently being undertaken. Our sister school Xi'an Hi-tech school in China will be working with us in this way in the future.

  • State of the art Apple TV facilities are linking ipads with the large TV screen installed in some classrooms. Interactive whiteboards are in classrooms.

 


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