Educational Resources for Australian teachers and students, Kindergarten to Year 6
English K–6 Support Materials for Students with Special Education Needs
Provides advice, strategies and resources for teachers to meet the learning needs of students who experience difficulties in the English Key Learning Area.
Curriculum requirements for schools in 2012 and 2013
The Board advises all schools to continue to use the existing NSW K–12 syllabuses for 2012. In NSW, teaching programs must be based on the Board of Studies NSW syllabuses. Read Official Notice 37/11.
Now available: The Best of WriteOn 2011
A compilation of some of the best entries received in the 2011 WriteOn competition can now be purchased from the Board of Studies - Shop Online.WriteOn is an annual writing competition open to all NSW primary students in Years 1 to 6. Using a photograph as a stimulus, students are asked to compose a narrative, description, exposition or recount.
The result is a wonderful resource for teachers, parents and primary school students. Teachers can use the stimulus photograph and student work samples to teach one or all of the text types represented. Students and teachers can also compare students' writing with writing samples from across the state.
The compilation is a great acquisition for a school or class library to use during silent reading time.
Parents can use WriteOn to see examples of various text types and what students in different grades are capable of composing.
Details on how teachers can encourage their students to enter the 2012 WriteOn competition are coming soon.
Positive Relationships PDHPE Teaching Kit K–6
A new Teaching Kit for primary classes has been produced by the NSW Board of Studies.
This kit has four books for:
- Years 1–2
- Years 3–4
- Years 5–6.
The books contain age–related information and exercises on important topics such as:
- coping with changes
- understanding differences in people
- preventing bullying (including cyberbullying)
- staying safe (including on the internet).
Your school's caring, respectful, inclusive and supportive culture will be enhanced with this wonderful new resource from the Board of Studies NSW.
Purchase online at the Board of Studies - Shop Online.
Dictionary of Classroom Strategies K–6
Are you new to teaching and need help with strategies for the classroom? Are you an experienced teacher looking for new ideas for classroom teaching?
Then look no further. Compiled by the Board of Studies NSW, the Dictionary of Classroom Strategies demonstrates tried and true teaching, learning and assessment strategies for the K–6 classroom that can be applied across the curriculum.
Organised alphabetically, this invaluable reference for teachers and professional development guide for schools offers strategies.
Entries in the dictionary cover topics as diverse as:
- De Bono's Six Thinking Hats
- guided and independent reading
- spelling strategies
- standardised tests
- using technology in the classroom
- writing conferences.
Purchase online at the Board of Studies - Shop Online.
K–10 English, Mathematics, Science and History syllabuses
The Board of Studies is developing K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science and History that incorporate the Australian curriculum.
The draft K–10 syllabuses (version 2) are the focus of a second round of consultation from 13 February to 30 April 2012. Have your say at a consultation meeting or via an online survey. The draft K–10 syllabuses can also be viewed in an interactive online format.
Subscribe to the Board Bulletin for updated information and consultation opportunities.
Register as a curriculum writer and reviewer.
Mathematics K–6 Support Document for Students with Special Education Needs
The Mathematics K–6 Support Document for Students with Special Education Needs is designed to help teachers plan, program, assess, implement and evaluate learning experiences that will enable students to achieve in Mathematics.
Parents’ Guide to the NSW Primary Syllabuses
The Board of Studies has developed the Parents’ Guide to the NSW Primary Syllabuses to help parents follow their child’s early learning and to help them talk with teachers about day-to-day classroom activities and their child’s progress.
The guide provides some examples of the kinds of things children can learn in each of the key learning areas in each stage of primary school.
NSW Primary Curriculum Foundation Statements
NSW Primary Curriculum Foundation Statements are a response to the recommendations of the Eltis evaluation and the public consultation that followed. They are short, clear descriptions of the knowledge and skills that each student should develop at each stage of primary school.
K-6 Linkages is an ongoing project identifying related content and outcomes across the six Key Learning Areas. Twenty-two sample units are available, including Aboriginal perspectives, information literacy and multi stage units.
Parents information on supporting your child's learning. These documents have been written for both teachers and parents, bringing together policies, syllabus information and future directions for K-6 syllabus development.
Primary Matters is the regular K-6 Board Bulletin report about K-6 documents in development and projects in progress at the Board of Studies.
Links contains many useful website links related to the K-6 Curriculum.
K-6 Outcomes for KLAs
Download the Outcomes for all Key Learning Areas.PDF - 9 pages - 120KB Word - 9 pages - 172KB