Learning and Teaching


At Frankston Primary School we strive for educational excellence and provide a curriculum and learning and teaching practice that empowers our students to achieve their personal best in an inclusive, supportive and caring environment.

Frankston Primary School provides high quality instruction and learning programs with the aim to provide every child the opportunity to develop to his/her maximum potential in a supportive yet challenging environment.


Our school and teachers set high expectations and standards and strive to meet the individual learning needs of all students. Our teachers consider the knowledge, interests and abilities each student brings to the learning context, the skills and content taught from the Victorian Curriculum, how we can best support our students to learn (individual, cooperative groups, small groups and whole class instruction) and the ongoing assessment strategies that help inform the teaching and learning cycle.
It is important to us to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all of our students.
We foster learning environments that support our students to achieve their personal best.
Our curriculum and learning and teaching programs include:
Literacy Learning
A strong foundation in Literacy. We follow the current dimensions within the Victorian Curriculum: Reading & Viewing, Writing, and Speaking & Listening. Within these broad areas, skills and strategies taught include:

  • Reading texts with fluency and phrasing
  • Exploring text meanings and developing the skills and ability to reflect and think critically in response texts read
  • Developing a broad range of strategies for reading
  • Writing a range of text types through active involvement in the planning, composing, editing and publishing processes of texts
  • Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation and Handwriting
  • Developing and demonstrating the appropriate oral language for particular audiences and occasions, including body language and voice
  • Oral language development through a wide range of activities including oral presentations and performances
Our Literacy program encompasses an evidence-based Instructional Teaching Model that maximises student engagement and learning within every classroom.

Our Literacy program addresses the needs and interests of all students within the classroom through a range of individual, small group and whole class activities. Ongoing monitoring of student achievement assists teachers to identify student needs and to set goals for future student learning.

 

 Numeracy Learning
Frankston Primary School strives to create pedagogical rich classrooms that promote and develop young mathematicians, and believes that teaching mathematicians involves:

  • A developmental approach to learning and teaching
  • Learning and Teaching that builds on the needs and knowledge of the individual student – differentiation
  • Problem solving / Investigative learning experiences
  • Students in active learning processes
  • Students using hands-on materials
  • High focus on mathematical language
  • Students working in flexible groupings
  • Use of instructional games where appropriate
  • Incorporates use of ICT to help foster deeper mathematical thinking
Our Mathematics program incorporates a developmental approach to student learning where our teachers focus on students building on concepts, skills and processes developed in earlier years, with these being revisited, strengthened and extended upon in later years in order to extend and deepen student knowledge, skills and mathematics understandings.

We follow the current dimensions within the Victorian Curriculum: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
Students are active partners in their learning process, involved in setting personal learning goals, enabling students to be involved in forming new ways of thinking about their learning and mathematics.

Inquiry Learning
Inquiry Learning weaves through a developmental pathway from Prep to Grade Six. This pathway supports student learning in:

  • Science, History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship
  • Technologies – Design and Digital
  • Cross Curriculum Priorities – Sustainability
  • Cross Curriculum Priorities – Cultural Understandings
Social Capabilities
Students engage in their learning across a wide variety of curriculum unit topics with a strong focus on real-life learning and experiences.

 

Our Specialist Programs
Visual Art
Visual Arts is a specialist program where students attend one hour weekly sessions. It is a an engaging, fun and hands-on art program that all students participate in from Prep to Grade 6 with our Specialist Art teacher.

Students explore a range of work, techniques and styles from different artists to help inspire their own creativity. The visual arts program focuses on the exploration of techniques, mediums, artists and art styles to give the students a wide range of skills.

Performing Arts
All students from Prep to Grade 6 participate in a specialist Performing Arts class.

Our Performing Arts Program encompasses singing, dancing, performance and playing a variety of musical instruments.

 

Physical Education
All students from Prep to Grade 6 participate in specialist Physical Education classes throughout the year with our Specialist PE teacher.
There are also many opportunities for students to access a range of extra-curricular sporting activities, including House Sports Days, Track and Field Athletics and Interschool Sport particularly though Grades 3 – 6.

All students complete a swimming program every year. Prep to Grade 4 participate in swimming lessons at the local pool and Grade 5/6 participate in a beach swimming program.

 

French Language Program
All students from Foundation to Grade 6 have the opportunity to participate in French lessons.
Learning within the French Japanese Language Curriculum aims to develop student’s French language knowledge, understanding and skills and supports the development of student’s intercultural capabilities and understandings.
Students learn everyday French language such as numbers, simple greetings and classroom expressions, and are supported and challenged to use every day French language within classroom routines.
Students experience a wide range of virtual, online and hands-on activities that aim to build students’ French language communication.

Information and Communication Technology
Our P – 2 students enjoy the use of I-Pads and our 3 – 6 students enjoy the use of student netbook computers.
Students build upon their ICT skills during literacy, numeracy and integrated learning experiences. Classrooms also have interactive whiteboards/TV monitors to enable access to a variety of digital platforms that support student learning.

Library
Our students attend at least one library session each week with their classroom teacher. 

Our students enjoy shared and activities during this time and have the opportunity to borrow a wide range of books to bring home and read with their families.