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Richmond Primary School Richmond Primary School

Curriculum

Richmond Primary School uses the Curriculum framework of the Australian Curriculum for

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History

Further information about the core knowledge, understandings, skills and general capabilities that comprise the Australian Curriculum can be found on its website:

http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Home

  • H.A.S.S ( History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship Yrs 3-7, Economics & Business Yrs 5-7
  • Arts
  • Health & P.E, The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music, Visual Arts)
  • Technologies ( Design & Technologies & Digital Technologies),
  • Languages Other Than English

 

 

The Arts

Arts graphics

Visual Arts

 provides a means by which students express their understanding of their world. All students benefit from working with a specialist art teacher each week. An art exhibition celebrating students’ work is held annually in Term 4.

Performing arts

Students develop routines and fundamental movements required to perform technical dance moves with Ms Poppy weekly.

 

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Digital Technologies

ict students

Specialist teacher provides Digital Technology lessons in the Junior Primary weekly.

Students develop safe and responsible cyber-practices under staff guidance in their work using computers and the Internet.

ICT documents

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Download File Size File Type
Cyber safety user agreement - Preschool & year 4 2015 150 KB Adobe PDF
Cyber safety user agreement - primary & midyears 2015 145 KB Adobe PDF

 

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Literacy

Literacy students learning

A whole school approach in the selection of methodologies and programs ensures consistency and continuity for all students in their achievement of literacy skills across the curriculum. The collection and analysis of assessment data in all areas of Literacy is emphasised school-wide to ensure programs complement and enrich student learning requirements.

Genre Approach

At Richmond Primary School a comprehensive approach to explicit language and literacy instruction across all learning areas from R-7, improves the learning outcomes for all students including students who have English as a second language (ESL ). Staff work in collaborative teams with the ESL teacher who supports implementation of a genre approach from R-7.

Early Years

Phonological awareness is explicitly taught and the Jolly Phonics program used to introduce phonics. Staff analyse the data collected from Running Records to identify the reading progress of students. Where needs are identified, students are included in regular sessions of a Reading Intervention Program.

Primary Years

Reading Comprehension strategies are explicitly taught to assist students to extract meaning from texts. THRASS methodology for teaching of spelling is implemented from year 2 once children have a foundation in phonics.

 

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Mathematics

student in math classStudent working Developing professional understandings in Mathematics is a priority at Richmond Primary School.

Assessment data is collected in class screenings and followed up where needs are identified with individual assessments, using screening tools that indicate diagnostic information about students’ skills and understandings in mathematics. Measurement of growth over time assures student progress and development of understanding in all content strands and applications.

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Physical Education

Students on sports day

The Physical Education program provides many opportunities for students to be physically active whilst developing confidence and positive attitudes towards their own health and fitness.

Each class includes daily fitness in programs whilst movement abilities and skill development are directed through appropriate physical activities including dance. 

Upper primary students are provided with the opportunity to participate in inter-school and district sports events.
A whole school Sports Day is held annually and receives strong support from our community.

 

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Science & Sustainability

science studentsThe media highlights daily the need for us to support children to develop the skills to design a sustainable future. By acting locally we empower students to discover proactive ways to make a difference globally.

Sustainability is an identified cross-curriculum priority in the Australian Curriculum. It frames our learning in Science and Studies of H.A.S.S. ( History, Geography, Civics & Citizenship Yrs 3-7, Economics and Business Yr5-7) under the themes of Energy, Waste, Water, Air and Biodiversity.

The school has made a commitment to reduce its ecological footprint and involves students and staff in the process of auditing our progress and acting on recommendations.

 

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