Staff Meeting Schedule for Term 4

Week Focus Chair Minutes Room
1 Team – Scorelink data entry
2 PAT Analysis – Maths
3 PAT analysis – Reading
4 Partnership moderation – Tuesday meeting
5 No staff meeting
6 Classes – first draft
7 L & L levels – level 3 samples from your class –bottom, middle and top
8 PLCs – reflection on the year and recommendations for 2016


PD Days – August 24 and 25, 2015

Check out this Blog Post about rubrics:

Assessment Strategies

Genres across the Australian Curriculum

Literacy Capability

Teaching and Learning Cycle
Teaching and Learning Cycle

SOLO Taxonomy Resources:
Advantages of SOLO Taxonomy:

SlideShare Presentations:

Graphic Organisers to help students synthesise information/ look for links/ relationships:
SOLO Identifying features
SOLO graphic org

Reporting Guidelines:
Reporting ‘C’ Grade – near and far transfer:

Achievement Standards for each curriculum area:

Italian: Italian Achievement Standards

Visual Arts:australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-visual-arts

Civics and Citizenship: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-civics-citizenship


Design Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-design-technologies

Digital Technologies: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-digital-technologies

Drama: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-drama

Economics and Business: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-economics-business

Health and PE: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-health

Media Arts: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-media-arts

Music: australian-curriculum-achievement-standard-music

Science: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v3-science

English: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-english

Geography: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-geography

History: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-history

Maths: australian-curriculum-achievement-standards-v6-mathematics

Sentence Structures/ Achievement Standard using the Language and Literacy Levels

Reception:Sentence Structure Reception Achievement Standard

Year 1:Sentence Structure Year 1 Achievement Standard

Year 2:Sentence Structure Yera 2 Achievement Standard

Year 3:Sentence Structure Year 3 Achievement Standard

Year 4:Sentence Structure Year 4 Achievement Standard

Year 5:Sentence Structure Year 5 Achievement Standard

Year 6:Sentence Structure Year 6 Achievement Standard

Year 7:Sentence Structure Yera 7 Achievement Standard

SOLO Blank Rubric:
SOLO Blank

Unit Planner:
Unit Planner
Unit Planner 2015 NPSV2.0

Words Their Way Resources

Although the full Words Their Way website is not up and running yet there are many resources and video tutorials available from this link:

You might be interested in reading this teacher’s blog post about how she organises the Words Their Way program in her year 2 class.




Here’s the link to the Skoolbo website for you to have a look at. I will email your login details.


  • matches questions to the level of the student
  • focuses on reading and number fact skills
  • will be good for fluency practice (homework)
  • very engaging
  • motivating – points, avatar and room, ‘superhero suit for a week’, etc.
  • builds in complexity as student answers questions correctly
  • teachers can monitor progress
  • easy login system
  • each class has been set up, teachers can use the ‘test’ student that has been set up to explore/ model

Aspects to consider:

  • sound is an integral part of the program so each student needs a headset when working at school
  • parents will need information about how to support students at home (downloading program)
  • Skoolbo has been added to all computers in the computer room and in the early years. If you want to download it on others computers please let me know.


  • Click on the Skoolbo icon on the screen
  • Students will need to enter their normal login (for the computer) on the first screen to get them through the proxy server
  • Click on your class
  • Click on your name
  • The passwords have all been set to black bee, but can be changed by individual students as needed.
  • Students will be directed to choose their avatar and then they click on ‘Play’ to start.
  • Have fun!


Teacher Guide:

Recommended and Mandated Allocations of Time per Curriculum Area

Using the DECD GuidelinesfortheImplement of the Australian Curriculum I have drafted what a week could look like using our timetable. The English, Maths and Science times have been mandated, but the others are recommended. The designers of the Australian Curriculum have used these times as a guide when planning the curriculum. Feel free to cut and paste, or alter to suit your needs.

Norwood Timetable R-2 Curriculum Times

Norwood Timetable Year 3

Norwood Timetable Year 4

Norwood Timetable Year 5:6

Norwood Timetable Year 7
Year 4 Titmetable