New learning sequences in english and mathematics

Access free high-quality resources to support student engagement and differentiation.

Victorian teachers can access 29 new learning sequences in English and mathematics for levels 5 to 8.

The sequences can help teachers at all levels of experience and expertise to plan engaging and differentiated learning programs, based on the Victorian curriculum.

You can use them on your own, or with colleagues, to meet the learning needs of your students.

The free resources cover 80% of the Victorian curriculum content in English and mathematics at each level. Skilled Victorian government school teachers wrote the sequences in consultation with subject matter experts.

Amanda Parke, a literacy learning specialist and Grade 4 teacher at Merri Creek Primary School, was full of praise for the new learning sequences.

 ‘After the interruptions caused by COVID, engaging students in meaningful learning experiences and supporting teachers in planning are most important,’ Amanda said.

‘I love the creative way the curriculum is delivered in learning experiences that students will relate to. Gold!’

What’s included in the learning sequences

The sequences delve deeply into complex topics and show how English and mathematics programs can be enriched through cross-curriculum connections with science, history and the capabilities.

Each learning sequence includes:

  • stages that can be used flexibly depending on student needs
  • connections with the Victorian curriculum (levels 5 to 8 but differentiated to cover levels 4 to 9)
  • sample learning intentions and success criteria
  • links to key departmental and other resources
  • detailed teaching notes and identified assessment opportunities
  • explicit connections to the ‘high impact teaching strategies’
  • opportunities for students to reflect on and lead their own learning
  • examples of differentiation to support and extend students.

Annie Neville, a numeracy learning specialist at Preston North-East Primary School, said, ‘The sequences are just what we need to keep students excited and curious about mathematics.’

Advice on using the sequences

You can easily download and customise the sequences, which means teachers can adapt the learning experiences to their students’ needs and interests.

Natalie Kiriati, a professional learning communities practice instructor in Victoria’s north-east, said the sequences are easy to access and have a range of applications.

‘They are fantastic,’ Natalie said.

‘I will use them in professional learning sessions to analyse their structure and teaching methods, and to discuss what high-quality planning and teaching can look like.’

These sequences have been aligned with key department frameworks and supports, including the:

Sarah Millard, a mathematics, science and electronics teacher at Doncaster Secondary College, said, ‘The learning sequences provide a fresh perspective on the curriculum and enable teachers to maximise their valuable planning time and create even more meaningful lessons.’

Find out more

To explore, download and customise these resources, teachers should refer to the learning sequences web page on Arc.

For further enquiries, email the Learning Design and Innovation unit: