The English Curriculum is organised into three interrelated strands. Together, these strands focus on developing our students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and listening. A consistent approach to literacy learning provides direction in planning for improvement.
The three strands are:
- Language – knowing about the English language
- Literature – understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature.
- Literacy – expanding the repertoire of English
Our teachers design learning experiences which support students in developing functional and critical literacy skills. Teachers are supported by a Literacy Leader, who works with teachers one day per week.
At Boulder Primary School, the Literacy Block is sacrosanct. Each class completes an uniterrupted two hour Literacy Block each morning from Monday until Thursday. Classroom teachers are supported by our Specialist Team, who run the Functional Literacy Program. This program is aimed to support students to develop their Literacy skills through hands on learning experiences, such as building and maintaining the school grounds.