Rowville Primary School Curriculum
At Rowville Primary School our students learn how to learn. We provide our students with a core of essential learning where they develop the capacity to research think and communicate their ideas in multi modal ways.
From their very first day at School students see themselves as high achievers. They are authors, readers, mathematicians and inquirers. The explicit teaching model of instruction at Rowville Primary School is underpinned by the latest educational research. Key concepts and skills are explicitly taught and revised with students on a daily basis. Every day our students participate in blocks of learning. This includes a two hour reading and writing workshop and a one hour mathematics workshop.
To be a successful reader a student must be able to both confidently decode and understand a text. At Rowville Primary School the teaching of reading comprehension strategies goes hand-in- hand with teaching decoding skills. Effective comprehension strategies are explicitly taught from the very first day at school. Students are taught both the craft of writing and writing conventions. Mathematics teaching is based on providing concrete experiences that enable students to manipulate a range of materials. Our teachers deliver learning through the gradual release of responsibility lesson structure.
In addition our students participate in specialised instruction in Music, Visual Arts, Physical Education and an online Italian program. In years three to six students also participate in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen program, Sport and Instrumental Music.
At Rowville Primary School we hold high expectations for all our young learners. Our teachers work collaboratively in teams to support diverse abilities and interests of students. Students are challenged and given opportunities to apply their learning in different contexts. Students who require additional time and support are assisted by a team of teachers.
The 'World in which we live Inquiry' enables students undertake learning that involves content from a range of disciplines. The learning commences with a real world problem that fosters inquiry and embodies key concepts such as change or the environment. Student's engage in inquiry based learning where they identify questions, conduct purposeful investigations before communicating, reflecting and acting upon their newly acquired understandings.