Our staff provide students with a rich curriculum that integrates learning areas and makes learning meaningful and enjoyable.
The Eight Learning Areas
Whilst at Inglewood Primary School, your child will be a part of a caring environment that stimulates them to have a love of learning; to be creative and to contribute to their community.
They will be immersed in a broad and engaging curriculum which includes programs for those who would benefit from extension and enrichment activities and support for students at risk of not reaching their education potential.
Our curriculum reflects the WA Department of Education requirements in teaching the eight learning areas.
Our focus is on developing literacy skills so that your child can express themselves clearly and effectively in written and spoken forms.
Under the Western Australian Curriculum, by studying English, your child has the opportunity to:
- learn to listen, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose;
- appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue;
- understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to create meaning; and
- develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts and develop an informed appreciation of literature.
At Inglewood Primary School, we have adopted whole school programs to assist in the development of literacy skills. In our K-2 we have strong phonemic & phonological awareness, as well as synthetic phonics approaches to support early reading and spelling success. Our structured writing (Talk 4 Writing K-2) provides a solid foundation for writing and Seven Steps for Writing (3-6) builds on skills developed in the early years.
In Year 3-6 our highly structured and differentiated spelling program (PLD Spelling) supports students beyond phonics and the school has developed a Reading and Writing scope and sequence to ensure our students are exposed to and explicitly taught a range of reading and writing and text types.
Health and Physical Education
The Health and Physical Education curriculum comprises two strands: Personal, Social and Community Health and Movement and Physical Activity.
Health and Physical Education aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable students to:
- access, evaluate and apply appropriate information and resources to take positive action to protect, enhance and advocate for their own and others’ health and wellbeing across their lifespan;
- develop and use skills and strategies to promote a sense of personal identity and wellbeing, and to build and manage respectful relationships;
- acquire, apply and evaluate movement skills, concepts and strategies to respond confidently, competently and creatively in a variety of physical activity contexts and settings;
- engage in and enjoy regular movement-based learning experiences and understand and appreciate their significance to personal, social, cultural, environmental and health practices and outcomes; and
- analyse how varied and changing personal and contextual factors shape their understanding of, and opportunities for, health and physical activity locally, regionally and globally.
All classes from Year 1-6 at Inglewood Primary School receive Physical Education instruction from a specialist teacher to ensure each child develops the early fundamental skills of movement developing into more complex skills and game strategies. During instruction, students participate in skill drills and game situations. Our students also have the opportunity to participate in house athletics and swimming carnivals, interschool athletics and cross country carnivals. The values of sportsmanship are also very much encouraged during instruction and all sporting carnivals.
Languages - Italian
By studying Languages, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to:
- communicate in the target language;
- extend their literacy repertoires;
- understand language, culture, learning and their relationship, and thereby develop an intercultural capability in communication;
- develop understanding of and respect for diversity and difference, and an openness to different experiences and perspectives;
- develop an understanding of how culture shapes worldviews and extend their understanding of themselves, their own heritage, values, culture and identity;
- strengthen their intellectual, analytical and reflective capabilities, and enhance their creative and critical thinking skills; and
- understand themselves as communicators.
At Inglewood Primary School, Years 2-6 classes receive Language (Italian) instruction once per week from a specialist teacher. Specific tasks involve students in speaking, listening, reading and writing basic conversational Italian, as well as developing an understanding and appreciation of Italian culture.
By following the Western Australian Curriculum, our objective is to develop numeracy skills so that our students:
- are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens;
- develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes which helps to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement, Geometry, Statistics and Probability; and
- recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.
At Inglewood Primary School, we utilise the Mathletics program as part of a whole school approach to assist in the consolidation of numeracy skills. This engaging, online learning platform uses best-practice theories of gamified learning to provide valuable maths skill practise for students through their entire school journey.
Under the Western Australian Curriculum, Science aims to ensure that students develop:
- an interest in science as a means of expanding their curiosity and willingness to explore, ask questions about and speculate on the changing world in which they live;
- an understanding of the vision that science provides of the nature of living things, of the Earth and its place in the cosmos, and of the physical and chemical processes that explain the behaviour of all material things;
- an understanding of the nature of scientific inquiry and the ability to use a range of scientific inquiry methods, including questioning; planning and conducting experiments and investigations based on ethical principles; collecting and analysing data; evaluating results; and drawing critical, evidence-based conclusions;
- an ability to communicate scientific understanding and findings to a range of audiences, to justify ideas on the basis of evidence, and to evaluate and debate scientific arguments and claims;
- an ability to solve problems and make informed, evidence-based decisions about current and future applications of science while taking into account ethical and social implications of decisions;
- an understanding of historical and cultural contributions to science as well as contemporary science issues and activities; and
- a solid foundation of knowledge of the biological, chemical, physical, Earth and space sciences, including being able to select and integrate the scientific knowledge and methods needed to explain and predict phenomena, to apply that understanding to new situations and events, and to appreciate the dynamic nature of science knowledge.
The Technologies learning area comprises two subjects: Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies.
Following the Western Australian Curriculum, Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- investigate, design, plan, manage, create and evaluate solutions;
- are creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time;
- make informed and ethical decisions about the role, impact and use of technologies in the economy, environment and society for a sustainable future;
- engage confidently with and responsibly select and manipulate appropriate technologies − materials, data, systems, components, tools and equipment − when designing and creating solutions; and
- critique, analyse and evaluate problems, needs or opportunities to identify and create solutions.
Design and Technologies
Design and Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- produce designed solutions suitable for a range of Technologies contexts by selecting and manipulating a range of materials, systems, components, tools and equipment creatively, competently and safely; and managing processes; and
- understand the roles and responsibilities of people in design and technologies occupations and how they contribute to society.
Digital Technologies aims to develop the knowledge, understandings and skills to ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- use computational thinking and the key concepts of abstraction; data collection, representation and interpretation; specification, algorithms and implementation to create digital solution;
- confidently use digital systems to efficiently and effectively transform data into information and to creatively communicate ideas in a range of settings; and
- apply systems thinking to monitor, analyse, predict and shape the interactions within and between information systems and understand the impact of these systems on individuals, societies, economies and environments.
Visual Arts knowledge and skills ensure that, individually and collaboratively, students:
- demonstrate confidence, curiosity, imagination and enjoyment when engaged in visual arts making;
- apply visual arts techniques, materials, processes and technologies to create artworks through the design and inquiry process;
- apply visual language and critical creative thinking skills when creating and responding to artwork; and
- develop aesthetic, artistic and cultural appreciation of visual arts in past and contemporary contexts, both as artists and art critics.
Year 1-6 classes receive general music instruction each week from our music specialist. Students are given the opportunity to create, perform and reflect upon a variety of music styles using a range of instruments. We also have an active school choir that performs at school events and occasionally at other community events.
Through the study of Music, students have the opportunity to:
- develop the confidence to be creative, innovative, thoughtful, skilful and informed musicians;
- develop skills and techniques to actively listen, analyse, improvise, compose and perform music;
- interpret and apply the elements of music, engaging with a diverse array of musical experiences as performers and audience members; and
- develop aesthetic appreciation and respect for their own and others’ music practices and traditions across different times, places, cultures and contexts.