English is central to the learning and development of all students at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
Literacy sessions enhance communication skills and create imaginative thinkers, while developing an appreciation of the spoken English language and literature.
Our English curriculum aims to ensure that students learn to listen, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect, through explicit teaching, independent tasks and inquiry learning.
Students are engaged in an environment that promotes collaborative learning.
While explicit teaching of literacy occurs in the English learning area, it is strengthened and extended in other learning areas as students engage in a range of learning activities with significant literacy demands.
Literacy learning naturally occurs throughout the day with explicit teaching for reading, writing, speaking and listening. Learning conversations, group work, integration of inquiry learning and negotiated curriculum promote Literacy learning.
At the beginning of the year parents are offered the opportunity to attend a Success for Beginning Readers Information session. Click here to view information from the session.
Students who require additional support in Literacy are supported through an Individual Learning Plan and intervention programs such as Reading Recovery and Early Reading Intervention Knowledge.