Year 4 begins with an introductory program called Launch Pad, followed by a series of modules.
All subjects are only available online. You must have reliable internet access so you can complete all subjects.
The VSV curriculum is based on the Department of Education and Training’s Victorian Curriculum.
The program is flexible so it can adapt to your child’s individual needs.
English focuses on listening and speaking, reading and writing, planning, creating and reflecting. Your child will be inspired by reading, challenged by interesting ideas, and will learn about other people and other places. The sequential modules explore different text types and will help build your child’s skills in grammar, sentence structure and punctuation.
They will learn how to use their English skills to create, inform, entertain, persuade and inspire others. With teacher support, your child will create stories and texts to share with others.
Each module is completed over four weeks, with work submitted weekly.
Mathematics emphasises the meaning and purpose of mathematics, and how it is relevant and applicable to daily life. Your child will complete learning activities to construct and develop key understandings in number and algebra, measurement and geometry, as well as statistics and probability. Your child will engage in the learning program through questioning, investigating, reasoning and problem-solving.
Each module is completed over four weeks, with a weekly submission of work. Your child will have access to Mathletics to supplement the Mathematics program.
Humanities and Arts
The Humanities and Arts course uses an integrated curriculum, which takes a research and inquiry-based approach to learning.
The course includes Civics and Citizenship, History, Visual Arts, Media Arts, Dance, Drama, and Music. These modules provide opportunities for your child to investigate, extend, create, perform and demonstrate understandings on a variety of topics.
Science, Design and Technologies
In Science, Design and Technologies your child can develop an understanding of scientific concepts and processes. This includes the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our daily lives. It allows your child to increase their knowledge and skills to investigate, design, experiment, document, and communicate their designed solutions and understandings on a variety of subjects.
Health and Physical Education
Health and Physical Education modules are designed to guide your child to develop healthy lifestyle choices. Different approaches are used to create awareness of and engagement in making positive lifestyle choices.
To enrol in the Year 4 course, you need:
- internet access
- a way to regularly communicate with teachers, e.g. telephone, email or video conferencing
- your capacity and willingness to supervise your child’s work
- a computer or laptop
- notebooks, pens, paper.