July 25, 2017


Primary learning includes whole-class, group and individual activities designed to develop an inquiring mind and teach basic learning skills needed for schooling and later life.

Literacy and numeracy are the building blocks of learning and that is why English and mathematics take up half of students’ learning time in primary school.

Kindergarten to Year 6 focuses on six key learning areas:

Primary school in NSW follows a curriculum based on stages of learning. Each stage is approximately equivalent to two school years. For each learning stage there are skills, knowledge and a level of understanding that each student should develop.

Early Stage 1 refers to Kindergarten

Stage 1 includes Years 1 and 2

Stage 2 includes Years 3 and 4

Stage 3 includes Years 5 and 6

The Sutton Primary curriculum challenges and inspires all children.

Sutton Primary’s academic program is enjoyable, stimulating and exciting.  Teachers provide learning activities using a variety of strategies which are complemented by great facilities, specialist programs and a variety of team teaching structures.

The Sutton Primary curriculum has a continued focus on the development of Literacy and Numeracy skills.  Sutton School is proud that student performance in the National Assessment Program displays consistently high results in literacy and numeracy, when compared with other students across Australia.

A diverse and comprehensive curriculum is centred on the Key Learning Areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and Its Environment (HSIE), Creative Arts (includes Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance), and Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE).

All classroom programs are differentiated and therefore designed to cater for the individual. The needs of gifted children are primarily met through differentiation of class programs and specialist programs across all areas of the curriculum.  There is also the opportunity for students to be extended through involvement in University competitions and through involvement in district and regional programs.

Networked computers in the classroom and the Technology Centre allow each child to develop ICT skills and access information.

Other programs to support and enhance learning include: