Early Years

Our aim at Scaddan Primary School is create a happy, positive start to your child’s future education and to develop life-long learners.


At Scaddan Primary School, our Junior class consists of Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Year 1 and Year 2 students.

Our Junior class staff plan using the Australian Curriculum and the Early Years Learning Framework. Play based learning and Inquiry based learning are embedded in planning and used to engage and challenge all students.

‘A play-based learning environment encourages talking, reading, thinking and writing. Through this, your child sees literacy and numeracy as part of their everyday experience’ (Department of Education)

 The EYLF recognises inquiry based learning as a central component in effective learning, not only in childhood but also throughout life.

‘Active involvement in learning builds children’s understandings of concepts and the creative thinking and inquiry processes that are necessary for lifelong learning’ (Early Years Learning Framework)

 We recognise that our students have different starting points to their learning.  In the early years, they develop quickly and their experiences during this time will have a major impact on their future life chances. We plan according to a student’s stage of development so all can thrive and develop into well rounded individuals


The Learning Environment

We aim to provide a safe learning environment that is engaging, nurturing and supportive and that provides students with carefully planned opportunities which allow them to explore and take risks, create and learn.

Outside Learning

Outdoor play leads to students engaging actively, stimulating their curiosity while they discover the world around them. We believe that it is essential to teach our students to become problem solvers, creative and curious, resilient and have the ability to work with others. In this way they will develop the physical and social skills for school and later in life.

Parents and Community

We aim to communicate and work cooperatively with parents and carers to support our student’s development. We would like parents to feel secure in the knowledge that their child is well cared for and happy at school and that as partners they are welcome to be actively involved in their children’s learning in school.



Early Years Learning Framework  ( 0 – 5yrs)

Belonging, Being and Becoming

The five Learning Outcomes are designed to capture the integrated and complex learning and development of all children across the birth to five age range. The outcomes are:

  1. Children have a strong sense of identity
  • Children feel safe, secure, and supported
  • Children develop their emerging autonomy, inter-dependence, resilience and sense of agency
  • Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities
  • Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect
  1. Children are connected with and contribute to their world
  • Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
  • Children respond to diversity with respect
  • Children become aware of fairness
  • Children become socially responsible and show respect for the environment
  1. Children have a strong sense of wellbeing
  • Children become strong in their social and emotional wellbeing
  • Children take increasing responsibility for their own health and physical wellbeing
  1. Children are confident and involved learners
  • Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity
  • Children develop a range of skills and processes such as problem solving, enquiry, experimentation, hypothesising, researching and investigating
  • Children transfer and adapt what they have learned from one context to another
  • Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials
  1. Children are effective communicators.
  • Children interact verbally and non-verbally with others for a range of purposes
  • Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts
  • Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media
  • Children begin to understand how symbols and pattern systems work
  • Children use information and communication technologies to access information, investigate ideas and represent their thinking