Literacy is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. 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 study of English plays a key role in the development of reading and literacy skills which help 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. In this light, it is clear that the Australian Curriculum: English plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future.
The Hannans Way – Our shared vision regarding Language & Literacy Learning:
- Students have the skills and knowledge to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating both in and outside school.
- Students can express their thoughts, emotions, present their ideas and opinions, interact with others, and participate in community activities.
- Students are confident and fluent readers who can access, understand, analyse, and evaluate age-appropriate texts across a range of genres and subjects.
- Students can create a variety of texts (including multimodal, digital, and oral) that show an age-appropriate knowledge of text structures, audience, vocabulary, and language features.
- Students apply their understanding of phonics, spelling, punctuation, and grammar to ensure that their oral and written communication is easy to understand.
- Students enjoy learning, are positively engaged, exposed to a wide variety of literature and texts types, and provided with a variety of opportunities to create texts of their own.
We use the Letters and Sounds and Talk for Writing programs at Hannans Primary School in our English learning area.