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Year 2 to Year 4

Engagement...

Our Year 2 - Year 4 learning spaces are a place for children, parents, and educators to connect. We value the importance of the relationship between home and school, and provide a welcoming environment for all.

Student engagement is what we strive for in our learning space. We want our learners to be curious, be inspired and be brave enough to take risks with their learning. We believe in giving agency to our learners, meaning they play an active role in designing their learning experiences. Learners have two ‘agency hour’ sessions a week, during which time they research topics/passion projects of their choosing. They then become the ‘experts’ and teach their newly acquired knowledge/skills to others in the village.

We aim to develop the learning competencies of Identity; Collaboration; Thinking and Questioning; Managing Self; Connecting and Reflecting; and The Language of Learning.

Building strong Literacy and Numeracy skills remains a central focus of the Year 2 to Year 4 students. 

We provide a vibrant, engaging and creative learning space where children can develop at their own pace and in their own learning style.

Key Experience

Circle Time

Agency Hour

Special Areas - Japanese & PE

Curriculum Related Excursions

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Circle Time

Reception to Year 6 students

During Circle Time students divide up into the House Teams, with Reception to Year 6 students spread evenly across the groups, groups are led by our Student Voice leaders.  There are topics and activities that students participate in, circle time gives them time and tools to engage and listen to each other.

Circle time encourages unity, respect, turn-taking and working together towards a shared vision or learning that it’s ok to be different to someone else.

Five key skills that students practice during Circle time are: thinking, listening, looking, speaking, and concentrating.

Benefits of regular Circle time, generally run between recess and lunch are:

  • Improved speaking and listening skills;
  • Increased self-esteem;
  • A sense of community;
  • An understanding of how their behaviour affects others;
  • Improved emotional intelligence;
  • Improved problem-solving skills;
  • A sense of responsibility;
  • Improved relationships between children, and between children and their teachers.