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Catholic schools teach the same curriculum as government schools. However, there is a strong religious dimension across the curriculum which is most obvious in the subject of Religious Education. Expectations of achievement and conduct are high. With a strong focus on the individual, a broad curriculum caters for a wide range of interests and abilities.

This page provides information detailing what is being taught this term at St Matthew's Primary.

  • What students are learning
    • Early Stage 1 Overview

      Early Stage 1, Term 1 Overview

      Dear Parents, 7th February, 2018

      Welcome to the first year of formal schooling for our Kindergarten children, and to our first term for 2018.

      We are looking forward to a great term of learning experiences. Below is an overview of all the Key Learning Areas covered this term in Early Stage 1.

      Key Learning Areas

      Religious Education:

      Two topics will be studied this term: ‘God Loves Me’ and ‘From Ashes to Easter’.

      Students will learn about God's infinite love for them. They will also learn that they are created in the image of God.

      In the lead up to our celebration of Easter, students will gain an awareness of the signs and symbols of Lent and Easter. They will also learn about Jesus’ life through relevant Scripture.

      English:

      The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing andcreating. All three strands will be covered each term.

      Mathematics:

      All strands of Mathematics will be covered this term. Students will be learning to: confidently count collections, count forwards and backwards from a given number; recognise, describe, create and continue repeating patterns; model addition and subtraction problems using a variety of materials and learn to name the days of the week. Students will be taught to use a variety of problem solving strategies and work on recording their mathematical thinking.

      History:

      In the unit titled “My Family and I” students will learn about the different structures of families and family groups today, and what they have in common. They will explore and communicate stories about their own family heritage and that of others. They will begin to develop an understanding of another's viewpoint and will discuss similarities and differences between families using photographs and artefacts.

      Science & Technology:

      In the unit titled ‘Changes in the Environment’ students will work scientifically to investigate the daily and seasonal changes that occur in the natural environment. Students will use their senses to observe, document and communicate their observations and ideas with others. They will understand that such changes affect themselves and other living things.

      PDHPE

      In the unit titled ‘Me and My Friends’, students learn constructive ways to solve a variety of problems that arise in social situations. They will learn about and practise the skills of greeting others, listening, sharing, taking turns, dealing with feelings of fear, sadness and anger, and recognise the network of people that they trust.

      Students will participate in a sport program centred on cooperative games and the development of spatial awareness skills.

      Students will also participate in units that allows for the development of fundamental movement skills involving non-locomotor and locomotor skills, such as running and balancing. Students will learn the benefits of physical activity and understand why it is important for a balanced lifestyle.

      Creative Arts:

      Visual arts- We will begin our term creating a variety of artworks featuring letters from the alphabet. Students will use a variety of techniques and tools to create their letter craft. During the latter part of the term, children will be introduced to ‘Self-portraits’. It will involve children creating a variety of self-portraits based on different time periods in their lives. The unit will also briefly look at the artworks of Pablo Picasso and will allow children to recreate one of his most famous works of art.

      Music & Drama- Children will participate in music and drama activities on Friday with our specialist teacher Miss Abbey Pollack.

      HOMEWORK:

      Home Readers: Students will begin taking ‘Home Readers’ during week 3.

      We encourage students to read the book/s they take home each day. They will be assisted to change their books and levels if required at school. We ask that students bring their note pouch to school every day for guided reading groups conducted with the teacher and for independent reading time in class.

      Notes: If you have any notes or bank books for the teachers or the office please place these in your child’s note pouch. Note pouches will be collected each morning. Please assist your child in remembering to place their note pouch in the box provided outside the classroom door in the morning.


      Sports Days

      Wednesday and Friday – sports uniform to be worn.

      Sport on Friday will be taught by Mrs Brand.

      Library Day

      Thursday – Students bring their blue Library bag to school.

      Library borrowing will commence in Week 3.

      Assembly

      Infant Assemblies will take place on Mondays in Even Weeks (Week4, 6, and 8,) at 2:45pm in the hall

      On Monday in Week 8 we will present at the assembly


      Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to speak with us.

      Our warmest regards to you all,


      Mrs Annette Larnach & Mrs Galea

      Early Stage 1 Teachers


    • Year 1 Overview
      Year 1 Term 1 overview 2018
    • Year 2 Overview
      Year 2 Term 1 Overviews 2018

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    • Year 3 Overview
      Year 3 Term 1 Overviews
    • Year 4 Overview
      Year 4 Term 1 Overview


    • Stage 3 Overview
      Stage 3 Term 1 Overview

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Class Overviews

  • Catholic schools teach the same curriculum as government schools. However, there is a strong religious dimension across the curriculum which is most obvious in the subject of Religious Education. Expectations of achievement and conduct are high. With a strong focus on the individual, a broad curriculum caters for a wide range of interests and abilities.

    This page provides information detailing what is being taught this term at St Matthew's Primary.

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