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NESA - NEW & MANDATORY SYLLABUS COMMENCING 2017/2019

This WIKI DOES attempt to include resources that provide cheap, practical and challenging project ideas that can be used as inspiration or a foundation for understanding of core principles that directly link to the NSW syllabus:NEW Science & Technology K-6 Syllabus, Mandatory 7-8 Syllabus, Agriculture, Digital Technologies and STEM

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STAGE 2 OUTCOMES

English - A student

  1. communicates in a range of informal and formal contexts by adopting a range of roles in group, classroom, school and community contexts EN2-1A
  2. plans, composes and reviews a range of texts that are more demanding in terms of topic, audience and language EN2-2A
  3. uses effective handwriting and publishes texts using digital technologies EN2-3A
  4. uses an increasing range of skills, strategies and knowledge to fluently read, view and comprehend a range of texts on increasingly challenging topics in different media and technologies EN2-4A
  5. uses a range of strategies, including knowledge of letter–sound correspondences and common letter patterns, to spell familiar and some unfamiliar words EN2-5A
  6. identifies the effect of purpose and audience on spoken texts, distinguishes between different forms of English and identifies organisational patterns and features EN2-6B
  7. identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts EN2-7B
  8. identifies and compares different kinds of texts when reading and viewing and shows an understanding of purpose, audience and subject matter EN2-8B
  9. uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts EN2-9B
  10. thinks imaginatively, creatively and interpretively about information, ideas and texts when responding to and composing texts EN2-10C
  11. responds to and composes a range of texts that express viewpoints of the world similar to and different from their own EN2-11D
  12. recognises and uses an increasing range of strategies to reflect on their own and others’ learning EN2-12E

Mathematics - A student:

  1. uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas MA2-1WM
  2. selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems MA2-2WM
  3. checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used MA2-3WM
  4. applies place value to order, read and represent numbers of up to five digits MA2-4NA
  5. uses mental and written strategies for addition and subtraction involving two-, three-, four- and five-digit numbers MA2-5NA
  6. uses mental and informal written strategies for multiplication and division MA2-6NA
  7. represents, models and compares commonly used fractions and decimals MA2-7NA
  8. generalises properties of odd and even numbers, generates number patterns, and completes simple number sentences by calculating missing values MA2-8NA
  9. measures, records, compares and estimates lengths, distances and perimeters in metres, centimetres and millimetres, and measures, compares and records temperatures MA2-9MG
  10. measures, records, compares and estimates areas using square centimetres and square metres MA2-10MG
  11. measures, records, compares and estimates volumes and capacities using litres, millilitres and cubic centimetres MA2-11MG
  12. measures, records, compares and estimates the masses of objects using kilograms and grams MA2-12MG
  13. reads and records time in one-minute intervals and converts between hours, minutes and seconds MA2-13MG
  14. makes, compares, sketches and names three-dimensional objects, including prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres, and describes their features MA2-14MG
  15. manipulates, identifies and sketches two-dimensional shapes, including special quadrilaterals, and describes their features MA2-15MG
  16. identifies, describes, compares and classifies angles MA2-16MG
  17. uses simple maps and grids to represent position and follow routes, including using compass directions MA2-17MG
  18. selects appropriate methods to collect data, and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs MA2-18SP
  19. describes and compares chance events in social and experimental contexts MA2-19SP

Science and Technology - A student:

  1. shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities ST2-1VA
  2. demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures ST2-2VA
  3. develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason ST2-3VA
  4. investigates their questions and predictions by analysing collected data, suggesting explanations for their findings, and communicating and reflecting on the processes undertaken ST2-4WS
  5. applies a design process and uses a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address specific design criteria ST2-5WT
  6. identifies ways heat is produced and that heat moves from one object to another ST2-6PW
  7. describes everyday interactions between objects that result from contact and non-contact forces ST2-7PW
  8. describes some observable changes over time on the Earth’s surface that result from natural processes and human activity ST2-8ES
  9. describes how relationships between the sun and the Earth cause regular changes ST2-9ES
  10. describes that living things have life cycles, can be distinguished from non-living things and grouped, based on their observable features ST2-10LW
  11. describes ways that science knowledge helps people understand the effect of their actions on the environment and on the survival of living things ST2-11LW
  12. identifies that adding or removing heat causes a change of state between solids and liquids ST2-12MW
  13. identifies the physical properties of natural and processed materials, and how these properties influence their use ST2-13MW
  14. describes how people interact within built environments and the factors considered in their design and construction ST2-14BE
  15. describes ways that information solutions are designed and produced, and factors to consider when people use and interact with information sources and technologies ST2-15I
  16. describes how products are designed and produced, and the ways people use them ST2-16P

History - A student

  1. identifies celebrations and commemorations of significance in Australia and the world HT2-1
  2. describes and explains how significant individuals, groups and events contributed to changes in the local community over time HT2-2
  3. describes people, events and actions related to world exploration and its effects HT2-3
  4. describes and explains effects of British colonisation in Australia HT2-4
  5. applies skills of historical inquiry and communication HT2-5

Geography - A student

  1. examines features and characteristics of places and environments GE2-1
  2. describes the ways people, places and environments interact GE2-2
  3. examines differing perceptions about the management of places and environments GE2-3
  4. acquires and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry GE2-4

STAGE 3 OUTCOMES

English - A student:

  1. communicates effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes using increasingly challenging topics, ideas, issues and language forms and features EN3-1A
  2. composes, edits and presents well-structured and coherent texts EN3-2A
  3. uses an integrated range of skills, strategies and knowledge to read, view and comprehend a wide range of texts in different media and technologies EN3-3A
  4. draws on appropriate strategies to accurately spell familiar and unfamiliar words when composing texts EN3-4A
  5. discusses how language is used to achieve a widening range of purposes for a widening range of audiences and contexts EN3-5B
  6. uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies EN3-6B
  7. thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically about information and ideas and identifies connections between texts when responding to and composing texts EN3-7C
  8. identifies and considers how different viewpoints of their world, including aspects of culture, are represented in texts EN3-8D
  9. recognises, reflects on and assesses their strengths as a learner EN3-9E

Mathematics - A student:

  1. describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions MA3-1WM
  2. selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations MA3-2WM
  3. gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another MA3-3WM
  4. orders, reads and represents integers of any size and describes properties of whole numbers MA3-4NA
  5. selects and applies appropriate strategies for addition and subtraction with counting numbers of any size MA3-5NA
  6. selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division, and applies the order of operations to calculations involving more than one operation MA3-6NA
  7. compares, orders and calculates with fractions, decimals and percentages MA3-7NA
  8. analyses and creates geometric and number patterns, constructs and completes number sentences, and locates points on the Cartesian plane MA3-8NA
  9. selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths and distances, calculates perimeters, and converts between units of length MA3-9MG
  10. selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate areas, including areas of squares, rectangles and triangles MA3-10MG
  11. selects and uses the appropriate unit to estimate, measure and calculate volumes and capacities, and converts between units of capacity MA3-11MG
  12. selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure the masses of objects, and converts between units of mass MA3-12MG
  13. uses 24-hour time and am and pm notation in real-life situations, and constructs timelines MA3-13MG
  14. identifies three-dimensional objects, including prisms and pyramids, on the basis of their properties, and visualises, sketches and constructs them given drawings of different views MA3-14MG
  15. manipulates, classifies and draws two-dimensional shapes, including equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles, and describes their properties MA3-15MG
  16. measures and constructs angles, and applies angle relationships to find unknown angles MA3-16MG
  17. locates and describes position on maps using a grid-reference system MA3-17MG
  18. uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables MA3-18SP
  19. conducts chance experiments and assigns probabilities as values between 0 and 1 to describe their outcomes MA3-19SP

Science and Technology - A student:

  1. shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities ST3-1VA
  2. demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures ST3-2VA
  3. develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason ST3-3VA
  4. investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations ST3-4WS
  5. plans and implements a design process, selecting a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address the design criteria and identified constraints ST3-5WT
  6. describes how scientific understanding about the sources, transfer and transformation of electricity is related to making decisions about its use ST3-6PW
  7. uses scientific knowledge about the transfer of light to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives ST3-7PW
  8. describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system ST3-8ES
  9. explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding ST3-9ES
  10. describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment ST3-10LW
  11. describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things ST3-11LW
  12. identifies the observable properties of solids, liquids and gases, and that changes made to materials are reversible or irreversible ST3-12MW
  13. describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes ST3-13MW
  14. describes systems in built environments and how social and environmental factors influence their design ST3-14BE
  15. describes how social influences impact on the design and use of information and communication systems ST3-15I
  16. describes systems used to produce or manufacture products, and the social and environmental influences on product design ST3-16P

History - A student

  1. describes and explains the significance of people, groups, places and events to the development of Australia HT3-1
  2. describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time HT3-2
  3. identifies change and continuity and describes the causes and effects of change on Australian society HT3-3
  4. applies a variety of skills of historical inquiry and communication HT3-5

Geography - A student:

  1. describes the diverse features and characteristics of places and environments GE3-1
  2. explains interactions and connections between people, places and environments GE3-2
  3. compares and contrasts influences on the management of places and environments GE3-3
  4. acquires, processes and communicates geographical information using geographical tools for inquiry GE3-4

STAGE 2 CONTENT

In Stage 2 students continue to develop their skills in using and applying the processes of Working Scientifically.

The emphasis is on producing evidence that can be shared with peers, requiring honesty and accuracy in recording and communicating, as well as evaluation of the process undertaken.

Students begin to reflect on the relationship between the process undertaken and their evidence, pondering on such questions as: 'How sure am I?'

Mathematics

  1. Whole Numbers
  2. Addition and Subtraction
  3. Multiplication and Division
  4. Fractions and Decimals
  5. Patterns and Algebra
  6. Length
  7. Area
  8. Volume and Capacity
  9. Mass
  10. Time
  11. Three-Dimensional Space
  12. Two-Dimensional Space
  13. Angles
  14. Position
  15. Data
  16. Chance

Science and Technology

  1. Working Scientifically
  2. Working Technologically
  3. Physical World
  4. Earth and Space
  5. Living World
  6. Material World
  7. Built Environments
  8. Information
  9. Products

History

  1. Community and remebrance
  2. First contacts

Geography

  1. Places are Similar and Different – Stage 2
  2. The Earth's Environment – Stage 2

STAGE 3 CONTENT

English

  1. Speaking and listening
  2. Writing and representing
  3. Reading and viewing
  4. Spelling
  5. Responding and composing
  6. Grammar, punctuation and vocabulary
  7. Thinking imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically
  8. Expressing themselves
  9. Reflecting on learning

Mathematics

  1. Whole Numbers
  2. Addition and Subtraction
  3. Multiplication and Division
  4. Fractions and Decimals
  5. Patterns and Algebra
  6. Length
  7. Area
  8. Volume and Capacity
  9. Mass
  10. Time
  11. Three-Dimensional Space
  12. Two-Dimensional Space
  13. Angles
  14. Position
  15. Data
  16. Chance

Science and Technology

  1. Working Scientifically
  2. Working Technologically
  3. Physical World
  4. Earth and Space
  5. Living World
  6. Material World
  7. Built Environments
  8. Information
  9. Products

History

  1. Content for Stage 3
  2. The Australian Colonies
  3. Australia as a Nation

Geography

See detailed requirements

  1. Content for Stage 3
  2. Factors that Shape Places – Stage 3
  3. A Diverse and Connected World – Stage 3

The following geographical tools are to be integrated throughout Stage 3:

  • Maps – M
    1. large-scale maps, small-scale maps, sketch maps, political maps, topographic maps, flowline maps
    2. maps to identify location, latitude, direction, distance, map references, spatial distributions and patterns
  • Fieldwork – F
    1. observing, measuring, collecting and recording data, conducting surveys and interviews
    2. fieldwork instruments such as measuring devices, maps, photographs, compasses, GPS
  • Graphs and statistics – GS
    1. pictographs, data tables, column graphs, line graphs, climate graphs
    2. multiple graphs on a geographical theme
    3. statistics to find patterns
  • Spatial technologies – ST
    1. virtual maps, satellite images, global positioning systems (GPS)
  • Visual representations – VR
    1. photographs, aerial photographs, illustrations, flow diagrams, annotated diagrams, multimedia, web tools
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