Literacy and Numeracy
“Skills and structure are explicitly taught to ensure it is appropriate to the purpose. This design increases creativity, purpose and audience.”
Learning about and through English happens at every minute of every day at school, however we explicitly teach the knowledge and skills of reading, writing and oral language. Our learning of English is built around language, literature and literacy. We aim to develop a love of literacy through the use of beautifully crafted books. Our writing is planned by a writing for a social purpose design. Skills and structure are explicitly taught to ensure it is appropriate to the purpose.
In Mathematics a variety of learning contexts including the use of hands on materials, open-ended tasks, rich learning activities and mental arithmetic strategies are used to promote the learning of mathematics. Numeracy sessions include the explicit teaching of Mathematical skills and knowledge, time for the practice of skills and time for learners to interact and explain their learning through sharing and reflecting.