Aberfeldie Primary School


Units of Study

Units of Study

Units of study are based on the key learning areas, including Science, Intercultural Capabilities and Humanities (including history and geography). The units of study are content rich, building strong foundations of knowledge. The units are integrated into English, with reading and writing instruction embedded in the content, with students reading and writing about what they are learning. Students learn about their units through authentic and rich literature for deeper content and world exploration.

Central Idea:  Provides a “conceptual lens” for prioritising content. A Big Idea refers to core concepts, principles, theories, and processes that should serve as the focal point of curricula, instruction, and assessment. Big Ideas reflect expert understanding and anchor the discourse, inquiries, discoveries, and arguments in a field of study. They provide a basis for setting curriculum priorities to focus on the most meaningful content. 

Essential Question: Have no simple “right” answer; they are meant to be argued. Essential Questions are designed to provoke and sustain student inquiry, while focusing on learning and final performances. The essential question directly links to the central idea and action. 

Taking Action: Students demonstrate their learning of the content by designing evidence based solutions . This action may be product design, community improvement projects, awareness and education campaigns or other actionable activities. 

Guiding Questions: The questions include everything that needs to be learned in order to take action. 


Two Yearly Inquiry Scope & Sequence:



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Odd Year 





Even Year



Time & Place

Our Earth