At Blanchetown Primary School we pride ourselves on our innovative curriculum delivery. We incorporate into our timetable an uninterrupted Literacy block to begin our day which incorporates guided reading, explicit teaching of comprehension skills, delivery of our updated genre map and daily writing activities, just to mention a few.
Our Maths blocks incorporate explicit teaching and a gradual release of responsibility within a supportive environment. All lessons are differentiated and students are challenged to meet set goals and department targets.
Students work across disciplines to ensure all content descriptors of the Australian Curriculum are delivered. Teachers use a planning proforma jointly constructed which enables planning to be seamless.
The Australian Curriculum is designed to help all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. Presented as a developmental sequence of learning from Foundation – Year 10, the Australian Curriculum describes to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school. For more information head to their website.
At Blanchetown Primary School we learn about: English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Arts, Technologies and Languages (Indonesian). The latter four learning areas have been written to include multiple subjects, reflecting custom and practice in the discipline. In each learning area or subject, content descriptions specify what young people will learn, and achievement standards describe the depth of understanding and the sophistication of knowledge and skill expected of students at the end of each year level or band of years.
We endeavour to have a curriculum handbook in the near future ready for parents and carers to access. If you require more information about curriculum delivery, please contact the school.