Upper Primary (Year 3 – 6)

Curriculum Overview

Our school uses the Australian Curriculum as the basis for their teaching and learning programs. It sets out, through content descriptions and achievement standards, what students should be taught and achieve, as they progress through school. The Australian Curriculum, provides schools, teachers, parents, students, and the community with a clear understanding of what students should learn, regardless of where they live or what school system they are in.

Year 3-6, Australian Curriculum provides:

  • curriculum content (tailored to student needs)
  • an achievement standard in each subject that all students should be meeting
  • flexibility for teachers to personalise student learning and respond to student need and interest

Learning Areas and the Australian Curriculum

All students are assessed in accordance with the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum at their year level.

  • Eight key learning areas—English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Health and Physical Education, Languages, Technologies and the Arts.
  • Seven general capabilities—literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology capability, critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, intercultural understanding, and ethical understanding.
  • Three cross-curriculum priorities—sustainability, Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

General Capabilities

As well as learning areas, the general capabilities play a significant role in the Australian Curriculum in equipping our students to live and work successfully in an ever changing and complex world. For more information on any of the learning areas or general capabilities, please go to: www.australiancurriculum.edu.au


The homework will include various activities for spelling, reading, writing, thinking skills and mathematics to complete across the week. Homework helps develop positive study skills and habits that will help your child well throughout life. The weekly homework is designed to help your child review and practise what is taught in class, to learn to use his or her time wisely and to work independently.

At Al Iman college we use various interactive, fun, and engaging online programs for students to practise numeracy and literacy skills such as PM eCollection (Reading program), Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Essential Assessments. These programs provide enjoyable home learning and are designed to support the Australian curriculum key learning areas. Enthusiastic support of home learning tasks (i.e. ensuring that your child develops regular routine for study habits, having a quiet learning space at home where he/she can complete tasks and providing computer access will enable your child to develop deeper understandings in relation to what is being learnt at school as well as your own awareness of concepts being explored at school.