Literacy

At Wangala Primary School we are committed to maximising literacy and learning outcomes for all our students.  As a school we take action to increase our students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening and thinking skills.  Our literacy program includes;

  • A phonics-based approach as the foundation of reading, using evidence-based pedagogical practices
  • Explicit teaching of comprehension strategies to ensure students understand what they read and make connections to the real world
  • Language-based activities and experiences to deliberately build students’ vocabulary to be able to express themselves through speech and writing 
  • A strong independent reading culture
  • Making the learning visible throughout the school
  • Regular circle-time discussions

We prioritise the teaching of literacy.  All classes have a two-hour literacy block that includes, reading, writing, spelling and speaking and listening.