Learning Areas

Inquiry Learning

Teachers at Curtin Primary deliver the Australian curriculum in engaging and active learning spaces.  From 2018 we have embraced inquiry learning through concepts. Learning through concepts links learning to the real world and places an emphasis on developing understanding and skills. It enables a multidisciplinary approach that can encompass a range of subject learning areas from social and emotional learning through to health, information technology, communication, science, geography, civics and citizenship, the arts and history. Students transfer their understanding between these curriculum areas as they develop their inquiry questions and answers. They develop a deep understanding of meaning through their critical thinking and the process enables students to develop life-long skills with a basis of understanding that will endure over time. There are three inquiry units in each year as outlined in the table below. The Australian curriculum achievement standards have been fully mapped against each of these inquiry concepts for each year group. A walk through the school will see students exploring concepts such as stewardship, risk, power, survival or diversity.  Each year a concept from an area about ourselves, our world and our systems are explored which enables students to build upon previous conceptual learning.

 

Inquiry 1

Inquiry 2

Inquiry 3

Kinder

Identity

Connection

Patterns

Year 1

Survival

Change

Stewardship

Year 2

Systems

Courage

Development

Year 3

Significance

Diversity

Energy

Year 4

Risk

Conservation

Systems

Year 5

Causation

Adaptation

Perspective

Year 6

Power

Connection

Transference