At Warburton Primary School, students are encouraged to develop positive attitudes and to acquire skills that will enable them to become competent life long learners. Our Inquiry learning sessions provides students with a wide range of linked and meaningful learning experiences.
We enhance our teaching of Inquiry topics with Mappen, which is an exemplary resource that has specific learning sequences that allow students opportunities to utilise skills and strategies that support the development of 21st Century skills.
In years Foundation to 4, the curriculum focuses on developing fundamental knowledge and skills in a range of areas including physical and social capabilities, which underpin future learning. This is supported by our 'Investigations Room' in the Junior classroom, which gives students opportunities to build, problem solve, create, explore and develop social skills.
Areas such as Personal Learning and Interpersonal Development are integrated into Science, Humanities, Health, and The Arts topics and provide students with opportunities to explore and learn about the world around them.
In years 5 and 6 an expanded curriculum program provides the basis for depth in learning. Areas such as Civics and Citizenship, Thinking Processes, Information and Communication Technologies and Humanities are further developed as students become more complex thinkers and begin learning to apply practical skills they have learnt in previous years. These areas are further explored through Mappen units of study.
All students become involved in wider community issues such as Sustainability through ongoing participation in activities to develop awareness of and promote issues such as water conservation and waste reduction. This is also supported through our Harvest Cafe kitchen garden program.
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