Years 1- 6 are classified as the Primary Years within the school. Students continue to receive a well-balanced curriculum with increasing exposure to subject areas as they progress through different phases of schooling.
Years 1-2 are classified as the upper years of Early Childhood. Literacy and numeracy development forms a strong focus in these years, with these being integrated across the curriculum. The emphasis on literacy and numeracy development is reinforced in a holistic approach to learning where key ideas and concepts in a range of areas are presented in age appropriate ways. As young children hold a strong connection to their family, staff seek to foster strong relationships with families and communities, drawing on these to value add to our curriculum programs. Students in these years continue to receive instruction from the school’s specialist teachers. The curriculum programs offered in Years 1 and 2 are based on the Western Australian Curriculum Outline and the Newman Primary School Business Plan.
Years 3-6 are classified as the middle-late childhood years. While literacy and numeracy continue to be key focus areas, students in these years move towards encompassing all eight learning areas across the curriculum. Students commence reflecting on their learning and applying this in a range of different learning situations. Within these years students start to be given increasing responsibility for managing and organising activities. All students receive instruction from the school’s specialist teachers. Our Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills by campaigning to become student leaders within the school. The curriculum programs offered in Years 3-6 are based on the Western Australian Curriculum Outline and the Newman Primary School Business Plan.