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Learning – Curriculum


Inquiry Learning – Big Ideas to promote BIG THINKING

“The meaning of ‘knowing’ has shifted from being able to remember and repeat information to being able to find and use it.” 
(National Research Council, 2007)

Inquiry Learning at OGPS is linked to our Big Ideas Scope and Sequence document. Each term the entire school investigates a single BIG IDEA. 


This means that in Term 1, every child in the school is exploring the concept ‘WHO ARE WE’. Each year level looks at this big idea from a different perspective or a different level of complexity. Below you can see the topics that each year level covers. If you click of the topic, you will be able to read more about it. 

Big Ideas Scope and Sequence

Click here to download the Big Ideas Scope and Sequence


Term 1: Marvellous Me.
Term 2:  Fantastic Families.
Term 3:  It’s Alive.
Term 4:  My Place, Our Place.

Year 1

Term 1:  My values, Our values.
Term 2:  Now and Then.
Term 3:  What a Load of Rubbish.
Term 4:  My Home Town

Year 2

Term 1:  I belong, You belong.
Term 2:  Lessons Learnt.
Term 3:  Sharing our Planet.
Term 4:  Visiting Victoria.

Year 3

Term 1:  Chancy Choices.
Term 2:  Rightly Remembered.
Term 3:  Beautiful Biodiversity.
Term 4:  Amazing Australia.

Year 4

Term 1:  Emotion Commotion.
Term 2:  Ancient Australia.
Term 3:  Suitably Sustainable.
Term 4:  Australia’s Neighbours.

Year 5

Term 1:  Divine Diversity.
Term 2:  Curious Colonies.
Term 3:  Wonderful Water.
Term 4:  Going Global.

Year 6

Term 1:  Leaders Worth Following.
Term 2:  Shaping a Nation.
Term 3:  Climbing Climate.
Term 4:  Leaving Our Mark.

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