Home Learning

The information below is designed to give you an understanding of what learning at home looks like and what to expect in term 2, 2020. It is also here to assist you to set up a successful learning at home environment for your children.

Please see detailed information in School Update No.6 – Term 2 Learning Programs – BPS Term 2 Learning Programs

As a supervisor of learning at home, we are not expecting you to ‘teach’ your children. Your children are at school for 6 hours per day, learning from a variety of adults in all learning areas within the Australian Curriculum. It is impossible, and you are not expected to, replicate the classroom environment and deliver the full curriculum at home.
What we are offering is called ‘learning at home’. Teachers will be available at certain times, to assist you to support your child/ren to continue their learning whilst learning at home. Just to clarify, this is not ‘Home-Schooling’. Home Schooling in Australia, is a conscious choice by parents involving an application and accreditation process.
Whilst learning at home, it is important for students to maintain a sense of routine, ensuring that they have a balance of work, exercise, rest and sleep. Please read the following information which outlines our structures here at Burnside and is based on the current information we have from the Department for Education.

Two-week Learning Units
English, Mathematics and Science
Term 2, Week 3 and 4 – Monday 11th May, 2020 until Friday 22nd May, 2020
Please click on the following link to access curriculum areas: “https://www.education.sa.gov.au/our-learning-sa/two-week-units”
Click on curriculum subject ie: English
Click on two week units of work for the appropriate Year Level
Download zipped unit of work

To unzip the unit of work for Windows (Mac automatically unzips the package):
1.Right – click on the downloaded file you want to unzip.
2.Click ‘Extract All’ from the drop-down menu that appears.
3.Click the ‘Browse’ button and choose where you would like to save the files.
4.Click ‘OK’.
5.Tick the ‘Show extracted files when complete’ check box.
6.Click the ‘Extract’ button.
7.A new window will open containing a folder with the same name as the zipped file.
8.In this folder you will find the files that you unzipped.

Further links to learning can be found here: https://www.education.sa.gov.au/our-learning-sa