Year 6 begins with an introductory program called Launch Pad, followed by a series of modules.
You must have reliable internet access so you can complete all subjects. You also need a scanner (or a scanner app to use with a smartphone) and a printer.
The following subjects are offered online: English, Humanities and Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Science/Design Technologies. Students receive and submit their work online. However, you can print some work from VSV Online.
Mathematics is available in printed modules and online in PDF format.
The VSV curriculum is based on the Department of Education’s F-10 Victorian Curriculum.
The program is flexible so it can adapt to your child’s individual needs.
Your child will develop and consolidate English skills to communicate effectively in a variety of ways for different purposes. These skills include speaking, reading, writing, viewing and understanding.
Developing English skills and understandings enable your child to create written and spoken texts that entertain, inform and persuade. Your child will develop skills in spelling and vocabulary, punctuation and grammar.
Allow about one and a half to two hours per day to complete English tasks.
Your child will increase their understanding of Mathematical concepts in the key areas of number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability.
Each module contains activities which are designed to develop understanding and reasoning in Mathematics, and how it applies to daily life. Allow about 60 minutes per day to focus on Mathematics.
As part of the VSV enrolment, your child will have access to Mathletics to supplement the VSV Mathematics program.
Humanities and Arts
Humanities and Arts are integrated into the Year 6 level. In most modules, the Arts component is related to the topic studied. This course is delivered entirely online and reliable internet service is required.
Humanities topics include Civics and Citizenship, History, Geography, Economics and Business. Your child will be guided through the key concepts using an inquiry learning approach. They will understand the main ideas by posing questions, investigating relevant ideas and presenting what they have learnt. Your teachers will guide and support your child to build their understanding of Humanities themes.
Science, Design and Technologies
Science develops your child’s interest and curiosity in everyday events. Science activities are designed to develop ideas about scientific inquiry methods, such as questioning, planning, conducting experiments, investigating and communicating results.
Your child will solve problems and make informed, evidence-based conclusions about their investigations and experiments.
Design Technologies and Digital Technologies are integrated within the Science curriculum and throughout other learning areas.
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.
Your child will identify features of health-related fitness and the significance of physical activity participation to health and wellbeing.
VSV aims to be flexible to meet the circumstances of each of our students. Teachers advise you on how to modify and adapt the course to meet the learning needs of your child.
You will need to have access to a computer, and have reliable phone and internet connections. A smartphone or camera would also be beneficial. A printer, scanner or scanner app for your smartphone is recommended. There may be apps that are useful or recommended – such as a dictionary app.
If you are travelling, have a simple collection of mathematical tools, such as protractor, compass, ruler or tape measure. An easy to use dictionary, scissors, glue and other stationery would be useful.