Curriculum

At Fulham Gardens Primary School we provide teaching and learning aligned to the Australian Curriculum. Class and specialist programs draw from the following  areas of study:

  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Visual Arts and Music);
  • English,
  • Health and Physical Education,
  • History,
  • Geography,
  • Mathematics,
  • Languages (Japanese)
  • Science and Design and Technology.

Teachers at this school focus on integrated studies to assist children in their learning across curriculum areas. Special features of the school’s curriculum delivery include:

 

LITERACY AND NUMERACY  

Students at Fulham Gardens participate in Literacy and Numeracy programs each day. This is intensive learning time  for all  students. Although this is not the only time students take part in literacy and numeracy, all curriculum areas have aspects of literacy and numeracy integrated into their programs.

 

Students are exposed to a variety of reading schemes and writing styles. This is often dependent on the year level of the child and their level of competence.

In the development of numeracy there is an emphasis on essential skills in number, measurement, space and chance and data. Teachers  provide  a variety  of problem solving tasks, hands  on  activities  and  text  book  practice.

 

TECHNOLOGY AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES  

The use of Interactive Whiteboards, computers, iPads and internet access is incorporated into the curriculum. Computers are located in all classrooms for presenting work and communicating and accessing information.

 

Students use word processing, multimedia and databases during their normal lessons.  A suite of computers  is located  in the  resource centre  for classes to  conduct  group research and  explicit  teaching  of  computer  literacy.

 

PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.)

P.E.  skills  are taught  as  a specialist  subject  weekly  and class teachers  through fitness  activities  across   the  week. The school has a large resurfaced netball and basketball courts and substantial grassed areas for football, cricket and soccer.

In addition  to  skills  developed  through  P.E,  children have  the  opportunity  to participate  in a variety  of sporting  activities  within  and beyond  the  school  day.

Year 4-7 students have the opportunity to participate in SAPSASA competitions throughout the school year. Students also access a variety of sporting clinics across a wide range of sports.

Sports Day is held each year in a range of formats

School houses are Banksia (Green), Correa (Red), Wattle (Yellow) and Blue Gum (Blue).

 

SWIMMING AND AQUATICS

All children participate in water activities as part of the physical education program. Years R-5 have a week of swimming instruction in Term 1. And Years 6/7 participate in aquatics at West Lakes in Term 4.

 

PERFORMING ARTS

All students currently learn Music,  Dance, Visual Arts  and  Drama  through  a  program provided  by  a  specialist  teacher. These   programs and all   students   are expected   to participate.

 

Visiting  music  teachers  provide  instruction  in  violin  to  interested  children  in  years  3-7.

 

STEM: SCIENCE, MATHS, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY 

Students carry out investigations according to the Australian Curriculum Standards through our STEM program. It is often taught through enquiry approaches, with projects conducted in class.  Students develop  skills  in the  design  thinking  process using critical  and creative continuum,  evaluating  and exhibiting  their  products  or projects.