Curriculum

Staff at Samson are committed to providing a stimulating learning environment. High standards of achievement are the focus of our work within each classroom.

The Principles of Teaching and Learning, along with the Australian Curriculum guide whole school planning.

Collaborative learning strategies respect and accommodate differences, acknowledging students develop at different rates. Classrooms are supportive learning environments where students are encourage to take risks. Assessment information is used to determine classroom learning and teaching programs for individuals groups and the whole class.

MATHEMATICS

Students at Samson PS will:

Be confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics

Be able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal work lives and as active citizens

Develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate maths as an accessible and an enjoyable discipline to study.

ENGLISH

Students at Samson PS will:

Learn to listen to, 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 of the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of richness, power to invoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argued

Understand how standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms

Develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of text; and develop an informed appreciation of literature

The three strands are:
Language: knowing about the English language

Literature: Understanding, appreciating

Literacy: expanding the repertioire of English language