The spiral curriculum

The colour coding shows how certain concepts are developed during the seven years of primary school, namely, 'Science inquiry skills', 'Data and variables', 'Design', 'Agriculture' and 'Robotics', although some of these areas overlap such as 'Data and variables' with 'Science inquiry skills'.  This is in keeping with Bruner's (1960) notion of the spiral curriculum where concepts are reintroduced with increasing complexity and depth.

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Foundation

F.1 Investigations

F.2 Symbols

F.3 Living things

F.4 Materials

Year 1

1.1 Graphs

1.2 Agriculture

1.3 Design

1.4 Construction zone

Year 2

2.1 Light and sound

2.2 Shapes and objects

2.3 Data and variables

2.4 Algebra and algorithms

Year 3

3.1 Satellites

3.2 Classification

3.3 Questioning and predicting

3.4 Coding

Year 4

4.1 Simple machines

4.2 Transportation

4.3 Ideation

4.4 Logistics

Year 5

5.1 Biochemistry

5.2 Manufacturing

5.3 Flowcharts

5.4 Innovation

Year 6

6.1 Electronics

6.2 Cartesian geometry

6.3 Robotics

6.4 Nanotechnology

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