“The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society and plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future.”
Victorian Curriculum F-10, VCAA
Literacy is taught explicitly via many avenues at Orchard Grove Primary School. From Foundation, students participate in a phonics based program which allows them to recognise sounds and begin to read and write.
Throughout the school, we weave the English curriculum into our Integrated Studies so that learning is relevant and authentic to students. Importantly, we differentiate learning so that students can be support or extended, no matter what level they are at.