Statement of Learning Intent


Here is our Statement of Learning Intent for Term 3 and 4 – 2016

Take a look at the different areas we are focusing on.

  • What areas are interesting to you?
  • What things in this statement are you good at or not good at?
  • What are some Learning Goals you would like to set?
  • What Learning Experiences can you plan to help you learn about and improve your skills, knowledge and understanding of these Foci?
  • What are your passions and interests? How would you like to use these to help your learning?

Click on the link below to see the document.

SOLI term 3&4 2016


The Statement of Learning Intent

The statement of Learning Intent is a document that highlights our Learning Foci for the Term and weeks ahead. The Learning Intent/Learning Foci is created by the teachers based on assessment carried out in the Learning Community.

This document will be used by students, teachers and parents. The areas of focus in the different domains (subject areas, e.g. Literacy and Mathematics) will be clearly articulated in this document. Students will have an awareness of what our foci are and with their teachers plan learning experiences to build their skills, knowledge and understanding of these foci. Students will be setting learning goals based on these foci and to carry out self assessment to identify/track their progress in attaining their learning goals.

The Statement of Learning Intent is made up of four main parts.

Our Overarching Focus: This is our ‘umbrella’ topic that is being learned throughout the Learning Community, where many learning materials, experiences and opportunities will surround the ideas in this focus.

Developmental Domain Foci: These are categorised in the areas of Emotional, Social, Language, Physical and Cognitive. These foci are from the Personal and Interpersonal Domain areas in the AusVels Curriculum and/or as identified as a need through assessment.

Learning Outcomes: These are categorised in the areas of Numeracy, Literacy and Religious Education. These foci are are from the relevant areas in the AusVels Curriculum and/or as identified as a need through assessment.

Immersion or other…: These are areas that have been identified as a topic, experience or opportunity that may be of interest or passion to the students. These are learning opportunities that could set the context for student led learning experiences. E.g. A child who is very interested in the AFL Season may use statistics and data from recent matches to create a set of graphs to display this information – a learning focus from the Numeracy section. This list is not exhaustive.

Assessment is carried out continuously during learning time. Findings from these assessments are then highlighted and discussed at Team Planning (on specialist days).  Learning Foci/Learning Intentions are then identified from these assessments, as well as the progress of students attaining these Learning Foci/Learning Intentions. The Statement of Learning Intent can be altered and amended based on the findings of these assessments.

Assessment can be done in three different ways. Assessment OF, FOR and AS learning.

  • OF Learning: summative, to see how students skills, knowledge and understanding has improved after learning has taken place. It usually happens at the end of a learning experience.
  • FOR Learning: formative, to see what skills, knowledge and understanding children have prior to learning experiences or during learning experiences, to identify what further learning and support is needed to achieve Learning Foci.
  • AS Learning: individual, to see how students are progressing. This is usually done by the students with their teachers to help them to set new learning goals.

Here is a great link to further information about these three different types of assessment.

AusVels – Our Curriculum

This year, all Victorian Schools are required to base their learning and teaching on the AusVels Curriculum (this is the Victorian Version of the Australian National Curriculum). In the 3/4 Learning Community we are focusing on Levels 3 and 4. The full curriculum overviews can be found here: Level 3 and Level 4.

This is new in 2013 and therefore Learning Intentions/Learning Foci are different from previous years.

How Parents Can Use the SOLI

Parents can take a look at the current SOLI (which will be regularly updated and found on this page) and have an understanding/awareness of what areas we are focusing on in the 3/4 Learning Community. Parents can ask their children what they have been focusing on this week, what learning goals they have set and how they are going, achieving their learning goals. Parents can plan small and simple learning opportunities at home that correlate with the learning foci in the SOLI as part of the children’s Homestudy.


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