Teaching Assessment & Reporting (TAR)
At Roseworth Primary School we aim to develop a shared understanding of effective instruction in order to improve progress and achievement of students.
We teach, assess and report on the following learning areas using the WA curriculum. There are also seven general capabilities included in the content of the learning areas. These are the skills and abilities intended to help prepare young Australians to learn, live and work in the 21st century.
Every student is unique, with different needs and interests. Teachers use the curriculum to plan in ways that respond to those needs and interests. The WA Curriculum is flexible, allowing us to personalise student learning
At Roseworth we use a range of whole school programs in our teaching and learning to ensure a consistent approach.
English helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. Students at Roseworth appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue.
Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built. Roseworth students learn to investigate, represent and interpret situations, develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems with reasoning.
Science provides an empirical way of answering interesting and important questions about the biological, physical and technological world. The knowledge it produces has proved to be a reliable basis for action in our personal, social and economic lives. Science is a dynamic, collaborative and creative human endeavour arising from our desire to make sense of our world through exploring the unknown, investigating universal mysteries, making predictions and solving problems.
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
HASS is the study of human behaviour and interaction in social, cultural, environmental, economic and political contexts. It has a historical and contemporary focus, from personal to global contexts, and considers opportunities and challenges for the future. The HASS Curriculum comprises of four subjects: Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business, Geography, and History. By studying HASS, Roseworth students will develop the ability to question; think critically; make decisions based on evidence; devise proposals for actions; and communicate effectively.
Health and Physical Education
In Health and Physical Education, students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to make decisions and take action to strengthen their sense of personal identity and autonomy, build resilience, manage risk and develop satisfying, respectful relationships. They learn to take a critical approach to questioning physical activity and health practices and to use inquiry skills to research factors that influence the health, safety, wellbeing, and physical activity patterns of themselves, individuals, groups and communities. As students grow and mature, they learn to access, analyse and apply a variety of resources for the benefit of themselves and the communities to which they belong.
Integral to Health and Physical Education is the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies to enable students to confidently, competently and creatively participate in a range of physical activities in various contexts and settings. Students learn about how the body moves; how to approach and resolve challenges; how to optimise movement performance; and the benefits of physical activity to themselves, others and communities. Through movement in a variety of contexts and settings, students acquire, practise, manage and refine personal, interpersonal, social and cognitive skills.
The Arts have the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. At Roseworth, our students participate in Music and Visual Arts. Together they provide opportunities for students to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their imagined and conceptual ideas, emotions, observations and experiences, as they discover and interpret the world.
Languages enables all students to communicate proficiently in a language other than English by providing students with essential communication skills in that language, an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in human communication. Languages operate from the fundamental principle that for all students, learning to communicate in two or more languages is a rich, challenging experience of engaging with and participating in the linguistic and cultural diversity of our interconnected world. The curriculum builds upon students’ intercultural understanding and sense of identity as they are encouraged to explore and recognise their own linguistic, social, and cultural practices and identities as well as those associated with speakers of the language being learnt.
Technologies enrich and impact on the lives of people and societies globally. Society needs enterprising students who can make decisions about the development and use of technologies, develop solutions to complex challenges and contribute to sustainable patterns of living. Technologies can play an important role in transforming, restoring and sustaining societies and natural, managed and constructed environments.
Assessment and Reporting
At Roseworth we assess and report to provide feedback to our students to assist their learning. To achieve whole-school, fair and educative assessment, we use a range of assessments during our Teaching and Learning programs. This includes NAPLAN for Years 3 and 5; on-entry for pre-primary, PAT online tests for Reading, Mathematics and Science, common assessment tasks in all learning areas, and observations of what students are doing. We provide formal reports to parents on all learning areas twice a year.
Our key focus areas for the next three years are:
- Improve academic performance in Mathematics, Reading and Science.
- Improve critical and creative thinking.
- Provide improved provision of extension activities for students.
- Provide opportunities for student self-directed learning.
- Build relationships with other local schools by sharing best practice teaching and learning strategies.
- Expand the leadership team and focus on mentoring and effective data analysis.