Canterbury’s Years 5-6 Spark Program | The Magic Of Movement

Semester 1, 2023 Spark Topic | The Magic Of Movement

Moving our bodies!

We do it by ourselves and alongside others.

We do it every day for enjoyment and necessity.

But do we ever think about the countless opportunities we have to move each day, and the physical, mental and emotional effects these different movement types can have?

With this topic, students explore the different ways our bodies move throughout our daily lives, and the direct results these movements have physiologically.

Studying the way we move, and how it can transform us physically and mentally, will help students develop a better understanding of the importance of moving our bodies.


What is SPARK?

SPARK is an elective-based ‘hands-on’ curriculum for Years 5 and 6 students that is unique to Canterbury.

Each semester our students choose a special subject to study.

Then students from both year levels are combined into the same classroom and taught by relevant staff.

SPARK is about building curiosity, encouraging students to try something new, and providing an exceptional opportunity for them to embark on their own learning journey, as part of their ‘World Ready’ Canterbury education.

When does SPARK occur?

SPARK happens once per week, with students encouraged to continue their learning beyond the classroom.

How does SPARK link to the curriculum?

SPARK focuses on the Australian Curriculum’s general capabilities, looking at critical and creative thinking, personal and social capability, ethical understanding and intercultural understanding.

How can I see my child’s learning?

The Junior School hosts a learning exhibition at the end of each semester, where all students will have something to exhibit based on their SPARK sessions.