Year 1 begins with a two-week Introductory Module. This is followed by a series of four-week English, Mathematics and Integrated Curriculum modules. Reliable internet access is required for all subjects.
The curriculum is based on the Department of Education and Training’s guidelines and the Victorian Curriculum. It is the common set of knowledge and skills students need for life-long learning, social development, and active and informed citizenship.
The VSV program is flexible and can be adapted to your child’s individual needs.
Your child will experience a wide range of language and texts. They will engage with listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing activities for different purposes and contexts. They will listen to, read, view and interpret spoken, picture and written texts. Your child will create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts including retells, reports, performances and poetry.
Integrated Curriculum is utilised to give meaning and purpose to activities. Aspects of Health and Physical Education, History, The Arts, Science, Technologies and Geography are incorporated into the four-week modules.
Your child will access mathematical ideas connected to everyday life. They will develop a sense of number, order, sequence and pattern. Your child will understand quantities and their representations by experimenting with a range of materials. They will learn about attributes of objects and collections and explore position, movement and direction. Your child will collect and present data and make predictions about chance events. They will pose mathematical questions, identify strategies to investigate solutions and use reasoning to solve problems.
You must have reliable internet access to enrol your child in Year 1. As your child’s supervisor, you will explain the learning tasks.
Your child (and you as the supervisor) need to be able to communicate with the teacher regularly via telephone, email or video conferencing.
Examples of Level 1 Learning Activities gives examples of Year 1 learning activities.