The study of English is central to the learning and development of all students at Morang South Primary School. 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 English curriculum is organised in three modes. These are interrelated and the learning in one often supports and extends learning of the others. These are Reading and Viewing, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. In the classroom, literacy programs will frequently draw on more than one of these modes in order to effectively support students’ learning.
Reading and Viewing
Reading and Viewing involves students understanding, interpreting, critically analysing, reflecting upon, and enjoying written and visual, print and non-print texts. Students participate in the daily reading of a modelled text with a clear focus on the Morang South Primary School reading strategies including Getting Knowledge Ready, Vocabulary, Reading Aloud, Paraphrasing, Questioning, Summarising and Analysing. Students work in focus like-ability groups with learning to target their specific needs. Teacher support is provided to small groups and individuals in order to support students and extend their capabilities. Meaningful reflection time is provided in each lesson for students to reflect on their learning, celebrate successes and set new ambitious learning goals.