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The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming
The Arts in the K-2 classroom: Belonging, Being and Becoming

The Arts are a required element of teaching K-2 in Australia and coexist with learning in the early years classroom. In today’s reader submission, Karen Watson and David Roy explore how they can be implemented in practice.

The Arts in early childhood learning
The Arts in early childhood learning

The importance of early childhood learning as a foundational building block to lifelong learning is well recognised. This is the first article of two that will explore the place of the Arts in early learning in Australia.

Miss Chen: Being a good friend
Miss Chen: Being a good friend

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students discuss ‘what it means to be a good friend’ and play a traditional Indigenous game together.

High frequency words used by young students in Australia

New research explores the words most frequently written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. Today’s infographic looks at the words that were written at a high frequency, unique to each year level.

Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot
Miss Chen’s blog: Making an animal track plot

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the students conduct an experiment to see which animals live in the school environment.

Early writers – high frequency words
Early writers – high frequency words

A new research study has compiled a list of the 500 most frequently used words written by students in Australia in their first three years of schooling. What influences their word choices? Are there any gender differences? And, how has the list changed in a decade?

Evidence-based school improvement
Evidence-based school improvement

Emeritus Professor Bill Louden from the University of Western Australia presented at Research Conference 2018 in Sydney. His session, titled Evidence-based approaches to school improvement: Kimberley Schools Project outlined the fundamental principles that underpin the thinking behind the project.

Young students’ perceptions of maths learning
Young students’ perceptions of maths learning

Prep teacher Sarah Ferguson has been working with Australian academics Dr Jill Cheeseman and Dr Andrea McDonough to explore young students’ perceptions of maths learning.

Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring the ocean in Foundation Science
Miss Chen’s blog: Exploring the ocean in Foundation Science

Miss Chen shares some of the F-2 resources she’s been using in her classroom. In today’s activity, the Foundation students learn more about the ocean in their Science lessons by visiting the local beach.

Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz
Awards recognition for Little J & Big Cuz

Animated TV series Little J & Big Cuz, which seeks to support the successful transition from home to school for Indigenous children and their families, has been recognised at the 2018 Logie Awards.