Specialist programs

Littlehampton Primary School offers students a range of extracurricular activities and specialty programs to broaden their skills and education.

Music program with Gisela Obst

Music Brochure

Reception – Year 5

Students develop their music skills through a range of activities including song, movement, dance, listening, playing instruments, creating music and performing.

Instrumental music

Private tuition is available for drums, keyboard/piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet and saxophone.

Band

Band is not offered for 2020

Choir

Students in years 5-7 are welcome to join our school choir.

Musical showcase

This is wonderful evening is held over two evenings every two years. Embraced by the whole school community, the night showcases music performed by students of Littlehampton Primary school.

Visual Arts program with Mandy Herbert

Years 2 -7

Learning in Visual Art inspires students to think creatively, be curious, problem solve and represent meaning using a variety of art techniques and materials. While analysing art and developing their practical skills, students explore and expand their understanding of the world they live in.

 

Students from Years 2-7 attend double or single visual art lessons and engage in a range of activities which involve responding and making various artworks.

  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • 3-D sculpture (papier-mâché, fibre art, clay, found materials construction)
  • Printmaking
  • Collage

Students may also take part in excursions and art projects, such as:

  • Excursions to local art galleries
  • Special outside community projects
  • Special arts projects linked with the Littlehampton kitchen garden program
  • School community based art projects
  • Working with local artists
  • Involvement in art competitions

Physical Education program with Brigitte French

Reception – Year 7

Curriculum News:

Moving our body, Understanding movement and Learning through movement are the three main Curriculum areas for Physical Education. In these, we aim for students to achieve learning skills through the different sports we introduce, movement sequences, positive participation, strategies of working in groups, problem solving, understanding rules, fair play, community connections, cultural games, feedback and social skills.

Through Visible Learning, the students are aware of the learning goal for each lesson and the success criteria to achieve the learning goal. Through feedback and formative assessments the students are able to set goals on what they want to challenge themselves on. Many of the students have a variety of experiences and we encourage students to be active in organising and leading warm up, stretches and lesson drills.

Achievements/Highlights:

2020:

  • Courier Cup competition       3rd place in the district.

Cayleigh Timmins coming 1st place in the Backstroke final, winning a trophy for that event.

 

2019:

  • Girls Crows Cup         2nd place
  • Oakbank District Athletics          1st place

Nicola Davis and Mia Carmen winning girl of the day trophy

  • District Cross Country         1st place

Our Sporting Schools program, conducted by qualified coaches, provides students with sessions in a range of sports, In 2019 the students had gymnastic and tennis sessions followed up with Lacrosse sessions in 2020.

Students also have access to elite sporting opportunities through the South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association (SAPSASA). This includes participating in events such as the Courier Cup Swimming Carnival, District and State Athletics Day, District and State Cross Country, as well as district and state cricket, football, soccer, netball and softball.

Our Annual Sports day is also a highly valued community event. This is now run over two days, separating the Junior Primary and Primary classes.

Spansih Language program with Alberto Abarno

Years 1- 7

Spanish is taught to all students from Reception to the senior years. The program incorporates a variety of approaches including traditional methods of repetition and memorization to more interactive means such as the use of games and music in the younger years. Listening, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish are introduced at each year level, and as students make progress they are exposed to more bilingual and immersive texts.

Students are encouraged to make connections between English and Spanish by understanding cognates and stem words which have a common grounding in Latin.

Spanish learning considers both Castilian Spanish and some of the nuances of Latino Spanish. Cultural awareness is also emphasized as a part of the program.

While there is no homework as such, students are encouraged to incorporate basic phrases into daily activities at home as well as in class.

Assessment is both formative, based on student’s weekly engagement, and summative through regular short quizzes and / or other related tasks.

Alberto has always been in multilingual cultures and has been a teacher of LOTE (Italian) since 2002 and more recently (2012), Spanish. As a student of languages, he is empathetic to the challenges of language acquisition while promoting the value and worth of languages.