Curriculum at Glendal Primary School
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Glendal Primary School provides a differentiated learning curriculum that targets the needs of our students. Learning programs support, challenge and extend student learning in every classroom.
Our curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum which promotes learning in the following domains: Health and Physical Education; Interpersonal Development; Civics and Citizenship; The Arts (Music, Visual and Performing Arts); English; The Humanities (Economics, Geography and History); Languages Other Than English (Mandarin Chinese and French - in years 5 and 6 ); Mathematics; Science; Communication; Design, Creativity and Technology; Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Thinking Processes.
Our teaching and learning program is supported by a whole school student wellbeing program which promotes social emotional learning (emotional intelligence) and mindfulness. Our programs develop the type of thinking and skills needed to prepare our students for successful life and work in a globalised economy.
Selected Year One students are given the opportunity to participate in a series of individual literacy lessons, in addition to their classroom Early Years Literacy program. This is for those students who, after their first year of schooling, are experiencing difficulty with reading and writing. Each lesson goes for thirty minutes, five days a week for a period of up to twenty weeks. Reading Recovery accelerates student learning and gives these students intensive teaching in the skills and strategies needed to be successful readers and writers.
EAL - English as a second language
Due to the high number of students who require teaching support to learn English language skills or consolidate basic knowledge, we have a specialised program that caters for these students' requirements. Students participate in this program based on need, they may start with individual instruction then move into small groups. Classroom teachers and our EAL teachers work together to support these students, so that they can gain confidence in speaking, reading and writing English, as soon as possible.They are supported in the classroom with resources designed by the EAL teaching staff. They may also have an EAL school report for Semesters one and two.
English as an Additional Language (EAL) students follow a pathway of development in learning English that is different from students for whom English is their first language. EAL students deepen their understanding of the English language through practical activities and focus lessons in school. The two EAL stages are A (Prep - Year 2) and B (Years 3 - 6). EAL students work through this continuum until they have a confident grasp of the English language.