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​Essential Learnings by the end of Year 3​

Learning and assessment focus

Students use their fascination with people and places to make sense of their world. They investigate societies and environments and develop an understanding of their relationships with other people and places. They identify values in everyday situations and local contexts. They see the place of social and environmental inquiry in people’s work and community lives.

Students gain awareness of the history and diversity of lifestyles of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people throughout Australia.

Students use the essential processes of ways of working to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. They develop the ability to use inquiry processes to build understandings and make connections to their world. They communicate and share ideas using texts and terminology associated with social and environmental studies, and they individually and collaboratively use strategies to respond to community issues. They reflect on their learning and on their values in everyday situations.


Essential Learnings by the end of Year 5

Learning and assessment focus

Students use their experiences of people, places, systems and environments to make connections students use their experiences of people, places, systems and environments to make connections to their own experiences. They develop awareness of relationships between people, and between people and places. They identify social and environmental values in local and national contexts, and develop their capacity to participate and work effectively in their communities.

Students recognise the ways in which Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islander people are distinctive and are connected to other people and to specific places over time.

Students use the essential processes of ways of working to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. They use inquiry processes to apply their understandings in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. They communicate using different types of texts to share ideas and findings, and they individually and collaboratively plan strategies to take action that contribute to their communities. They reflect on their learning and recognise the values evident in investigations.


Essential Learnings by the end of Year 7

Learning and assessment focus

Students use their knowledge of societies and environments to investigate ideas, events, places, cultures and systems and make connections to their own experiences. They identify social and environmental values and ethical positions in local, national and global contexts. They develop the capacity for appropriate responses to address problems and issues in their communities, and recognise the applications of these processes to meet community needs.

Students consider their own opinions, experiences and understandings to develop respect for and to value Aboriginal people and cultures and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures.

Students use the essential processes of ways of working to develop and demonstrate their knowledge and understanding. They use inquiry processes and models to apply their understandings of social and environmental topics and issues in a range of contexts. They communicate using texts designed for different audiences and social purposes, and they individually and collaboratively plan and apply strategies for participating, both individually and collaboratively, in representative groups. They reflect on their learning and investigations to clarify values and beliefs.