​​​What your child learns: F​oundation to Level 2

The Victorian Curriculum F-10  along with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) set out the basic knowledge and skills in English and Maths as well as basic physical and social capabilities, which form the basis for all future  learning. Students are encouraged to express themselves and extend their thinking through the Arts. This ensures schools focus on the core priorities of learning for their youngest learners, i.e., literacy, numeracy, physical activity and health knowledge, engagement with the Arts, and developing the capacity to manage both themselves and their social relationships within school.  

As children develop and learn there is a gradual shift in emphasis from play based experiences to more structured learning. This involves an integration of child-directed play and learning; guided play and learning; and adult led learning. Varied activities and a vibrant classroom are important for your growing child. It is here that your child can continue to develop positive attitudes to learning, foster friendships and learn to work with others.

Learners at these levels

  • develop basic literacy and numeracy skills
  • develop basic motor and movement  skills
  • learn to work together in class
  • participate in physical activities that build healthy bodies
  • express ideas and feelings through artwork.

What you can do to help your child achieve progress at school

  • talk to your child about their day
  • read books with your child, point out words on signs, and explore ways to enjoy reading together
  • talk to your child about the topics, themes and areas currently being covered in class
  • discuss with your child's teacher your understanding of your child's learning style, interests and any concerns you might have
  • speak with your child's teacher to learn what they are focusing on with your child as each school tailors the learning program to meet the needs of your child and their peers.

It is important to remember that each child is different; some will find parts of their learning program more challenging than others.

Make an appointment with your child's teacher/group leader if you have any questions about what your child is learning and how they are progressing.

Read the Victorian Curriculum F-10

























page updated 11/05/2016