Primary School

Classes are housed in a common building enabling the flexibility to combine classes and activities where it is beneficial. An art/wet area is regularly used by junior primary and primary students. Teachers provide nurturing learning areas and support students to give their personal best effort. Key priorities include improving literacy and numeracy levels to reach set targets and focus on the wellbeing of all students. Students in the primary years are provided with many opportunities to extend their talents through curricular and extra-curricular activities. Which may include School Sports Events, SAPSASA, Instrumental Music, Choir and the School’s Equine Program.

Assembly

Reception to Year 6 students run an assembly for Primary classes, these are held in the hall, twice a term. Primary classes take turns in hosting the assemblies. The assemblies are used to recognise student achievement and showcase learning activities that occur in the classroom. Parents are welcome to attend. Specific days and times are advertised in the school newsletter and the school stream app

English

Students read and write about familiar content that relates to other learning areas. Students read more complex texts on their own, read and compare texts for enjoyment and learning. Students express their thoughts and options in a range of ways and develop skills to communicate with others. Students construct a range of texts for specific purposes. Teachers use a range of resources to support students including (but not limited too):

  • Big 6 Reading Strategies
  • Class Novels
  • Premier’s Reading Challenge
  • Independent Writing Choices
  • Oxford Word Lists – spelling and reading
  • Phonics – continuing with the foundation learning
  • Independent Reading Choices – building reading stamina
  • Extend vocabulary through oral and written text
  • Using ICT to research and create detailed texts
  • Oral Presentations in class and at assemblies
  • Students may be supported to use the Multilit program to further develop their skills in reading accuracy, fluency, comprehension and spelling.
Maths

Students further develop their understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning of mathematical concepts. There are 3 learning areas – number and algebra, measurement and geometry and statistics and probability. Students will have the opportunity to use concrete materials, digital technology as well as completing written work.

Science

Students relate science to their lives. They pose and answer questions and investigate to develop understanding of a fair test and variables. Students will have clear focus learning intentions for the following Science areas:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Earth & Space Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
Humanities and Socal Sciences (HASS)

Drawing on student experiences of community and beyond and use observations and information sources to develop understandings about History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship. Year 5-6 students will cover Economics and Business.

Agriculture

Agriculture for primary students is covered in 2 lessons a week using the science and technology aspects of the Australian Curriculum through an agricultural lens.

The Arts

Students participate independently or in groups to express and reflect their understanding of the world through art forms. The Arts includes – Dance, Drama, Media Art, Music and Visual Arts. Each year the students learn Dance with an Instructor from Footsteps, they enter a range of art and craft categories for the Lucindale Show. Students participate in a range of drama skills in lessons and attend visiting drama performances.

Technologies

Students build on concepts, skills and processes in the two areas of Technologies – Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies. In Design Technologies Students draw, label and model ideas when designing and producing solutions and plan steps to produce solutions whilst managing their time. Students participate in the Digital Commissioner’s Challenge – design a toy. During Digital Technology lessons students identify and learn how to follow safety rules when working online, they identify problems and solve them and complete digital solutions such as coding. Students have the opportunity to use a range of technology to develop skills including coding toys, iPads, laptops and use apps that are applicable to show learning.

Parent Involvement

At Lucindale Area School we have an open door policy, where parents are always welcome to observe learning activities in the classroom. Listening to reading and helping out at special events are also ways to become involved with the school, and are encouraged. However, in order to be involved in these ways, it is recommended that parents either have a current Working With Children Check and be approved by the Department for Community and Social Inclusion, in accordance with DECD policy. It is also recommended they complete RAN training, which the school provides regularly.