Our Literacy programs aim to make students confident and competent users of the written and spoken word. This involves developing students’ reading, writing, oral language and developing their comprehension and inferential skills.
At WRPS, Literacy and Inquiry learning are very much connected. Students across the school build and develop their literacy skills and knowledge through many interesting topics. They explore many multi-modal texts, are encouraged to write many various pieces in many different ways and expand their vocabulary through many hands on and engaging experiences.
All student Literacy growth is monitored by appropriate assessments such as online interview testing, formal tests, running records and close observations. This enables us to provide learning opportunities which cater for the individual needs of our students.
We celebrate our love for literacy at WRPS every day within our classrooms and on special days such as Book Week and Book Fair. We also participate in Scholastic Book Club – Terms 2-4 students can buy books and other literacy items from Scholastic which provides reward money to our school. In 2018, reward money from Book Club allowed us to update our F-2 take home readers.
F – 2
In the first few years of school we begin to build the necessary foundations that make independent, confident and creative readers and writers. We immerse ourselves in various engaging activities and experiences that build on our oral language. Together with the teacher, we begin to work with our peers to share our knowledge and ideas that develop our collaboration and thinking skills. When stepping into our F-2 Literacy lessons, you will see:
As students move up into the later years of their primary education we understand the importance of fostering their early year’s knowledge and skills and begin to develop independent and critical thinking learners. We challenge students to collaborate with their peers and motivate each other to push themselves to succeed. Students work together with their teacher to set and achieve goals. When stepping into our 3-6 Literacy lessons you will see:
At WRPS we know that all students learn in many different ways and paces. We strive to give every student an equal opportunity to make growth with their learning. We have various positive supports in place to ensure students are supported with their Literacy learning, they include:
If you would like any more information about our extra support programs, please speak to Peter Marco.