SOSE

SCIENCE, GEOGRAPHY, HISTORY, ECONOMICS, CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP, HUMANITIES – KEY LEARNING STATEMENT


Rationale:

At St Robert’s School we encourage children to explore the world around them through our class programs. We encourage our children to explore and develop their understanding of concepts by investigating, researching, observing, discussing, playing, listening, locating information, exploring and comparing.

Teachers are guided by our St Robert’s School Curriculum based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. (VELS)

By using a variety of resources to develop a range of teaching and learning strategies, these curriculum areas will be taught in a meaningful way based on relevant shared experiences aimed at students’ individual needs, both within
our families and at school. Such resources will be used to complement the St Robert’s curriculum, including computer technology and electronic media.

By developing a range of teaching and learning strategies, we will endeavour to provide appropriate activities aimed at the individual and collective needs of our students. Our learning and teaching activities will reflect the teachings of

Christ, His message and the traditions of the Catholic Church.

Parents will be encouraged to participate through the sharing of their experiences which are relevant to the topic..

Teachers keep a detailed record of work covered in this area and this is monitored regularly by the Principal.
Teachers are given the opportunity to make informed decisions regarding the teaching of this subject matter through appropriate professional developmental activities.

We accept that checklists, tests and other assessment methods must be used to establish children’s abilities, thus influencing the tasks we need to set for the children. The significance of reporting to parents is acknowledged and is
carried out in accordance with the current School Policy