At St Anthony’s Primary School, we strive for all students to have daily literacy experiences, which aim to develop each student’s love of reading, writing, language and discussion. Through a variety of contemporary teaching and learning strategies, students explore how to use the literacy skills of reading, writing, speaking, listening and language to think critically and strategically.
Literacy is delivered in meaningful contexts, individually and collaboratively across all curriculum areas. This allows time for authentic reading, writing and speaking and listening opportunities, whilst creating an environment where all individuals have the knowledge, skills and opportunities needed to flourish in wider society.
As a school we are committed to delivering purposeful literacy experiences where learning is scaffolded and risk taking is encouraged. Students have the opportunities to practice and refine multiple skills at once whilst creating real life connections to deepen their understandings. A variety of different resources are carefully chosen by teachers to stimulate thinking and promote engagement. Ongoing professional learning is a priority to increase teacher capacity, knowledge of content and pedagogy, which adds to student outcomes.
Ongoing monitoring and assessment of student’s individual literacy progress is used to inform our teaching and to guide the next stage of learning. Through differentiated learning opportunities, students are able to participate and engage in learning based on their point of need. Personalised learning plans and intervention opportunities are available for students who have been identified as needing additional support.