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Teaching and learning

Pumicestone State School staff work hard to provide learning experiences that ensure that every day, in every classroom, every student is achieving. Teachers use curriculum documents to deliver a high level of classroom teaching and to strive for continual improvement in all students.
 

What learning looks like for students at Pumicestone State School

 

My teacher will explain to me:

  • what we are learning to do (WALT).
  • what he/she is looking for (WILF).
  • this is because - why this information is purposeful and relevant
 

What I need to do is:

  • listen attentively.
  • set a personal target.
  • link this new concept to my previous learning.
 
 I do ...
 My teacher will:
  • explicitly teach new knowledge - he/she will be thinking aloud and using 'teacher talk'.
 
 I will be:
  •  looking, listening and questioning.
We do...
My teacher will:
  • give me verbal, visual and physical prompts.
  • require me to respond often.
  • show me examples and some non-examples.
  • check for my understanding.
 

I will be:

  • contributing to class discussions.
  • participating in group activities.
  

You do...

 My teacher will:
  •   engage me in a task.
  •  clarify the task and what I need to do.
  • provide me with feedback on my work.
  

I will be:

  • working silently.
  •  completing tasks to show understanding.
  • presenting my work neatly.
 
 Plough Back 
   
My teacher will:
  • review what we were learning.eview what we were learning.
  • assess my success - correcting work.
  • give me feedback.
 
 I will be:
  • reflecting on my learning and work.eflecting on my learning and work.
  • thinking about how this new information links to things I already know.
 
 

Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum is designed to help all young Australians to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals, and active and informed citizens. Presented as a developmental sequence of learning from Foundation - Year 10, the Australian Curriculum describes to teachers, parents, students and others in the wider community what is to be taught and the quality of learning expected of young people as they progress through school.
 
The three-dimensional design of the Foundation – Year 10 Australian Curriculum recognises the importance of disciplinary knowledge, skills and understanding alongside general capabilities and cross-curriculum priorities