All of our Year 5 and 6 students have the opportunity to join our school choir and a majority of these students perform at the Festival of Music each year. For more information http://www.festivalofmusic.org.au/.
Instrumental Music Program Year 5 & 6
Weekly instrumental lessons may be provided to all of our Year 5 students at a heavily subsided rate. The opportunity also exists for our students in Year 6 to participate in our school bands, again at a heavily subsided rate. More information can be provided on request.
Intervention is highly valued at Richmond Primary.
Students who require intervention in literacy and numeracy are identified through a variety of internal and external assessments and through case management meetings.
Reading intervention focuses on foundational literacy skills, such as phonological and phonics knowledge as well as decoding and comprehension skills. Intervention programs are targeted at needed skills and play an integral role in addressing identified gaps. The learning support teacher and trained SSOs deliver intervention programs.
Numeracy intervention focuses on improving number sense and basic number facts for students who have been identified as requiring assistance. This is achieved by utilising the QuickSmart program for years 4-6. Additionally, numeracy learning within the classroom is provided by a trained school service officer.
Students who are identified as requiring learning support (One Plan documentation) work on individual goals within the classroom and in small withdrawal groups. Class teachers and the learning support teacher meet regularly with parents to discuss and review learning goals.
Enrichment, extension and acceleration may include:
- Differentiation and acceleration: modifying the pace, level and content of teaching, learning and assessment activities in classrooms.
- Curriculum compacting: assessing a student’s current level of learning and addressing aspects of the curriculum that have not yet been mastered.
- ICAS Year 3-6 Science, English, Maths, Australian Maths Competition and Challenge and other academic opportunities such as Oliphant Science Awards.