Teaching Team

Julia- Prep to Year 2

Nick Sell- Years 3-6

Term 1 Curriculum Overview

Prep: Weather

In Prep, students will focus on the world of weather. They will explore rain, sunshine, clouds, and wind by observing different weather patterns through experimentation. Students are encouraged to ask questions, make predictions, and explore the elements of weather.

Grade 1: Habitats

In Grade 1, students explore habitats, such as forests, deserts, oceans, and rivers. Through hands-on activities, they will observe and identify unique features in each habitat. The emphasis is on developing scientific thinking skills by questioning how plants and animals adapt to their environments, predicting the impacts of changes, and understanding how living organisms are connected in various habitats.

Grade 2: Our Water

In Grade 2, students will focus on exploring water practically. Students will explore the properties of water, its different states, and its crucial role in supporting life. Through fun experiments and observations, they learn about the water cycle – evaporation, condensation, and precipitation. Scientific thinking is encouraged as students question the importance of water, predict the effects of human activities on water sources, and brainstorm practical solutions for water conservation.

Grade 3: Earth’s Relationship with the Sun

In Grade 3, students explore Earth’s relationship with the sun, fostering scientific research skills and critical thinking. They delve into the concept of day and night, the changing seasons, and the role of sunlight for living organisms. Through questioning and predicting, students will develop a foundation for scientific inquiry. 

Grade 4: Earth’s Crust

Grade 4 students engage in scientific research and critical thinking as they delve into the Earth’s crust. They will study its layers and the forces shaping its surface, exploring topics such as earthquakes, volcanoes, and the formation of mountains. Through planning and conducting experiments, students will gain hands-on experience and draw conclusions about the dynamic nature of Earth’s crust.

Grade 5: The Solar System

In Grade 5, students explore the solar system, honing scientific research skills and critical thinking. They learn about the sun, planets, moons, and other celestial bodies, investigating the characteristics of each planet, their orbits, and the factors influencing the solar system’s dynamics. Critical thinking will be used to evaluate the reliability of information and synthesise their findings, fostering a deeper understanding of our solar system.

Grade 6: Natural Disasters

Grade 6 students focus on natural disasters, combining scientific research skills with critical thinking. They explore events such as earthquakes, floods, and cyclones, questioning and predicting the occurrence of these disasters. Students will plan and conduct investigations on their causes, record and process data, and analyse outcomes. Effective communication is emphasised as they share their research findings and propose well-reasoned solutions to minimise the impact of natural disasters.