On Monday of Week 1, the staff participated in some professional development around the new Kindergarten - Yr 2 English and Mathematics syllabus. This update to the syllabus has come about to ensure we are preparing our students for the 21st century. The aim of both syllabus’ is to enable students to understand and use language (including the language of mathematics) efficiently and effectively.
The English K–2 syllabus includes a new structure that highlights foundational literacy skills, the connections across oral language, reading fluency, comprehension and writing, all supported by the latest research.
The new Mathematics syllabus highlights the importance of quantity, the different representations of quantity, the links between measurement, space and number and understand how number structures are organised. Students will see how important mathematics is in their everyday lives and how mathematics can help them in solving a variety of problems.
The NSW Education Standards Authority will be updating the Stage 2 and 3 syllabus for English and Mathematics in the coming months and years. As these are updated, we will have further information available as to how parents can support their children at home and instill a love of learning across all Key Learning Areas.
Have a wonderful week,