English


The Keysborough Primary School teaching and learning team plan and deliver comprehensive and targeted learning all areas of English. Reading and Viewing, Speaking and Listening and Writing which includes Spelling, Handwriting, Grammar and Punctuation learning is designed to respond to the specific individual educational needs of each child.

 

Our Literacy Improvement Team work collaboratively to guarantee best practice across our school by implementing current research in the teaching and learning of English, monitoring learning environments and providing resources and teaching approaches which have an emphasis on consistency and learner success. 

 

From the Victorian Curriculum, our teaching and learning team are guided by these rationales and aims in English and English as a Second Language from Foundation-Year 6, and beyond.

  • learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose
  • appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue
  • understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to create meaning
  • develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.
  • develop their plurilingual awareness of the ways they use different languages and the roles of these languages in their lives and identities
  • develop their communicative skills, linguistic knowledge and cultural understandings in English and their other language/s, to enable their full participation in Australian society

 

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.

 

 

 

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