Oak Flats Public School

An innovative Learning Community

The Early Years Learning Framework


Our curriculum is guided by The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia - "Belonging, Being, Becoming" 

Our curriculum encompasses all experiences, routines, events and interactions, intentional and spontaneous, indoor and outdoor and therefore reflects the Practices and Principles outlined in the Early Years Learning Framework.

Principles

  • Secure, respectful and reciprocal relationships
  • Partnerships
  • High expectations and equity
  • Respect for diversity
  • Ongoing learning and reflective practice

Practices

  • Adopt holistic practices
  • Be responsive to children
  • Plan and implement learning through play
  • Create many opportunities for intentional teaching
  • Create physical and social learning environments that have a positive impact for children's learning
  • Value the cultural and social contexts of children and their families
  • Provide for continuity in experiences and enabling children to have successful transition
  • Assess and monitor children's learning to inform provisions and to support children in achieving learning outcomes.

The children will be working towards the following learning outcomes:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  2. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  3. Children have a strong sense of well being
  4. Children are confident and involved learners
  5. Children are effective communicators

We believe that children learn through play and that their learning is dynamic, complex and holistic.

The children will have opportunities to access a variety of activities from these curriculum content areas:

  • Approaches to learning
  • Social and emotional development
  • Physical development and health
  • Language, literacy and communication
  • Numeracy
  • Creative arts
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Science

Our curriculum is supported by these programs:

You Can Do It

A program that helps to develop confidence, persistence, resilience, organisation and getting along.

Munch and Move

A healthy lifestyle program for preschool children. This program focuses on supporting the development of fundamental movement skills through games based activities, encouraging healthy eating, reduced screen time.

Transition to school  

The children regularly visit the "big" school for library , playground and kinder visits.

Technology

Technology is an important component of the daily curriculum.  The children have access to a computer,  an interactive whiteboard,  iPads and  cameras. Technology is used to engage the children and challenge their learning.