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  • 1. 2014 Prep to Year 6 Curriculum Overview Wominjeka (Welcome)
  • 2. Communication Curriculum and Administration • Curriculum Guides – online • Year level Curriculum Overview - will be outlined at Year level information sessions in February • Homeroom iPad app or Record/Reading book • Fortnightly Curriculum outline - placed on class blogs • Online newsletter • Notices - emailed once per week
  • 3. Reporting to Parents Term 1 Pastoral parent teacher interviews Progress reports (Year 5 and 6) Term 2 Parent teacher interviews Written report Term 3 Parent teacher interviews Progress reports (Year 5 and 6) Term 4 Parent teacher interviews Student led conferences Written report
  • 4. Parent Information Sessions • February - Information Evenings • Classroom routines/information • iPad management and organisation (Growing Up Digitally, Filtering the Web) • P - 2 Literacy Information Evening • Reading with your Prep Child
  • 5. Technology as a tool for learning… ……anytime, anywhere access to Information and Communications Technology to support collaborative, inquiry based, student centred learning in a safe and secure manner …..enables students to investigate, create, communicate, collaborate, organize and be responsible for their own learning and actions. IB 2011
  • 6. The Cornish College Curriculum • Promotes the development of a lifelong learner • Develops international mindedness through a curriculum driven by issues of global importance • Promotes guided inquiry as a vehicle for learning • Provides meaningful contexts for learning • Is significant, relevant, challenging & engaging
  • 7. So what does inquiry look like in the primary years? A provocation for all of us who work together with the children………… Listening with all of our senses helps to make the children’s thinking visible. (Rinaldi, 2004) I see.... I think.... I wonder…….
  • 8. Cornish College – Core Programs • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme • AusVELS - Australian Curriculum standards incorporated into the Victorian Essential Learning Standards • Victorian Early Years Literacy Program
  • 9. Sustainable Thinking Dispositions •Are we healthy mentally and physically? •Can we communicate clearly through English, another language, Mathematics and the Arts? •Are we developing lifelong, joyous interests? Personal SocioCultural •Are our cities sustainable? •How are they organised? •How do they interact with rural areas? What systems are in place to meet our needs? Urban/Technological Natural •Do we understand other cultures? •Do we understand political & economic systems? •Do we understand the importance of natural areas? •What are our responsibilities towards them?
  • 10. The IB Learner Profile As a PYP school we strive to be lifelong learners and globally minded citizens. We are inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators and principled. We are open-minded, caring and balanced in our lifestyles. We are risk takers in our learning, and reflective to help us understand ourselves, others and the world around us. These are the attributes of the IB Learner Profile.
  • 11. The PYP The curriculum is organised around the six transdisciplinary themes of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). • • • • • • Who we are Where we are in place and time How we express ourselves How the world works How we organise ourselves Sharing the planet
  • 12. The Programme of Inquiry • Students are involved in six major inquiries each year, where they investigate ‘big ideas’ and understandings which are relevant to all communities and societies locally and globally • Through these units, students are taught about and through the disciplines of Science, Technology, Health and Humanities
  • 13. Transdisciplinary Skills In addition to discipline based inquiry, one of the most important facets of the curriculum is the practice and mastery of the transdisciplinary skills such as: • • • • • Social skills Thinking skills Self management skills Research skills Communication skills
  • 14. Thinking Conceptually …organising our thinking and asking questions that promote the understanding of big ideas and making connections. • What is it like? • How does it work? • Why is it like that? • How is it changing? • How is it connected to other things? • What are the points of view? • How do we know? • What is our responsibility?
  • 15. Year 6 Exhibition • Students work in small teams to collaborate and create a central idea and lines of inquiry • Through these, the students research and present their findings • It is the culmination of their Primary years inquiry learning • It is an opportunity for the whole school community to mentor and support the students
  • 16. Single Subject Areas Single subject teachers work together with class teachers, where relevant, to make connections through the units to allow the students to develop a variety of perspectives. The integrity and rigour of each discipline is also maintained.
  • 17. Single Subject Areas • Physical Education and Sport – PMP (Prep) • Music • Art • Library and the CLIC • Japanese • Religious Education
  • 18. Literacy and Numeracy • The College provides a thorough and targeted approach to literacy/numeracy. • The structured inquiry based units that students are involved in, provide authentic purposes for reading, writing and mathematical investigations, resulting a high level of motivation. • Problem solving skills in Mathematics are an important part of the program
  • 19. Classroom Support • Special Needs teachers –Prep to Year 6 • Classroom support - literacy and numeracy
  • 20. Differentiation • A new family is moving to the house next door. Stage 1: • We have been told that there are five children. • We don’t know if they are girls or boys. • What might the gender of the children in the family be? Stage 2: • A new family is moving to the house next door. • There are 5 family members. • What might the family look like?
  • 21. Years 3 and 4 students work together in mixed age groups. Year 3 and 4 Eco Kids Central idea: We have a responsibility to look after ourselves and our environment. Groups cycle through the EcoKids kitchen, garden and classroom. Science, Literacy and mathematical skills are embedded in the program
  • 22. Camps and Outdoor Education • Year 6 Canberra trip – includes visits to the War Memorial, Parliament House, Electoral Education Centre, Questacon and staying at the AIS • Year 5 Camp - outdoor education focus. Includes surfing, bike riding, etc • Year 3 and 4 Camp - 2 year cycle-bush/beach • Year 2 Sleepover • Family Camp Nights at school - informal
  • 23. Leadership roles for students • Spontaneous/informal ‘pop-up’ opportunities where students take action to share or act upon something • Junior House Captains • Language Leaders • CLIC/Library Leaders • Chapel Leaders • Sustainability Leaders (Year 4 upwards) and Sustainability Action Team • ‘I See, I Care’ Year 5 Leaders • MAD-Make a Difference • Year 6 Assembly Leaders • Classroom monitor roles
  • 24. Making A Difference
  • 25. Questions Questions