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Educational Resources for Australian teachers and students, Kindergarten to Year 6


New K–10 English, Mathematics, Science and History syllabuses

BOSTES has developed new NSW K–10 syllabuses for English, Mathematics, Science (including Science and Technology K–6) and History incorporating agreed Australian curriculum content.

In 2014, K–6 schools started teaching the new NSW English K–10 Syllabus as part of a phased implementation timetable for the new syllabuses. In 2015, K–6 schools will begin to use the new NSW Mathematics and Science K–10 syllabuses and have the option of using the new NSW History K–10 syllabus.

Visit the BOSTES website for more information about the Australian curriculum in New South Wales, including the development of the new NSW Geography K–10 Syllabus.

Support Materials for Students with Special Education Needs

The 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.

The Mathematics K–6 Support Materials 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.

WriteOn competition

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.

WriteOn provides primary students the opportunity to become published authors. Outstanding entries from past WriteOn competitions have been published in the Best of WriteOn anthologies. You can order The Best of WriteOn 2013 online now.

Visit the WriteOn website for more information.

Positive Relationships PDHPE Teaching Kit

The PDHPE Teaching Kit for primary classes contains age-related information and exercises on important topics such as coping with changes, sharing, understanding the differences between people, preventing bullying (including cyberbullying) and staying safe (including online).

Your school's caring, respectful, inclusive and supportive culture will be enhanced with this wonderful resource. You can order the Positive Relationships PDHPE Teaching Kit online now.

Dictionary of Classroom Strategies

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? 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 brainstorming, De Bono's Six Thinking Hats, games, guided and independent reading, spelling strategies, standardised tests, storyboarding, using technology in the classroom, and writing conferences.

You can order Dictionary of Classroom Strategies online now.

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.

Statement on teaching about agriculture in primary schools

NSW K–6 syllabuses provide a range of opportunities to develop students’ understandings of Food and Fibre production and Agriculture in Australia.

The statement on teaching about agriculture in primary schools is organised into NSW Primary School Stages of Learning and is subdivided into Learning Areas, with suggested activities and links to online resources. This material will assist teachers in primary schools to engage students in learning about agriculture, food and fibre production.


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