LITERACY

The foundations for both literacy and numeracy are laid in the home and your support as parents is highly valued.

Children are guided by their teachers to select books for daily reading and in their early years will bring these home to share with you. We encourage you to listen to them and question their understanding of the text. Teachers will share information on how you can enjoy and respond to language, communicate effectively in a range of contexts and use language purposefully.

In English you will see children reading: big books, wall charts, poems, song charts, library books, commercially produced graded readers, the writing of other students, in fact almost any sort of text. We aim to immerse children in a literate environment. Language based games and activities can be seen in operation at any time of our school day.

Children are explicitly taught the skills and features of writing. They practise daily, writing lists, letters, cards, poems, diaries, daily journals, and reports across all areas of the curriculum.