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ENGLISH AT SECRET HARBOUR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Proficiency in English enables our students to confidently develop skills in other areas and ultimately to become informed, capable global citizens. We want them to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience and to develop their own, distinctive ways to represent and communicate their knowledge and understandings.


Key Expectations in English at Secret Harbour Primary School
• Literacy Block in all classes a minimum of three times per week

Reading
• Every child reads every day
• PM Benchmark Running Records, a minimum of twice per year for all students under level 30
• Minimum of one Guided Reading session per week
• Explicit teaching of Reading Comprehension skills
• Warm-ups across the school in key concepts, facts and words
• Managed home reading program

Writing
• Students are supported in setting and
achieving personal Writing Goals
• Explicit teaching of writing skills and
genres
• Warm-ups support development of
spelling and key writing skills
• Explicit teaching of spelling rules and
conventions, and of letter patterns.
• Explicit teaching of segmenting,
syllables and rhyme.
• Explicit teaching of relevant prefixes and
suffixes.
• Explicit teaching (in upper grades) of
word roots.
• Spelling instruction at an appropriate
level of differentiation for the child
• Explicit teaching, revision and review of editing skills.
• Practice of spelling words at home encouraged - to supplement classroom instruction

 

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