We have a strong focus on explicit literacy learning across the school. All students are involved in a literacy block 4 times per week, guided reading and explicit instruction in the ‘Big 6’ of literacy.
Literacy is the key element and foundation for learning in all areas and is integrated throughout our Inquiry Learning. All staff access high quality PD opportunities to ensure they are able to cater for the vast variety of needs. We have high expectations of every student and expect every student will achieve a high level of understanding and comprehension of literacy strategies and skills which will ensure lifelong engagement in strong literacy practices in a range of contexts.
The planning and programming of English is designed to give students opportunities to: