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English

English helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English at Loxton Primary School that students learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them.

At Loxton Primary School all students receive high quality teaching in literacy using an explicit approach to teach spelling, writing and reading. Students develop transferable literacy skills to enable them to become independent, life-long learners.

Staff are trained extensively and are committed to whole school literacy that will ensure consistency from Reception through to Year 7.

  • InitiaLit Program in Reception to Year 2 - an evidenced based whole-class literacy program which provides all students with the essential knowledge and strong foundations to become successful readers and writers.
  • Decoding of letters and sounds is a fundamental skill of reading, this is supported by explicit teaching practice and the extensive use of decodable readers.
  • The Big 6 of Reading - Oral language, Phonological awareness, (hearing and manipulating sounds in words), Phonics (connecting the sound to the written letter), Vocabulary, Fluency and Comprehension
  • Literary Appreciation (the ability to understand, enjoy and evaluate works of Literature)
  • Inquiry Spelling – using texts to teach letter patterns, rules, grammar, parts of speech and syllables
  • Sentence Structure and punctuation
  • Text Types for Writing Instruction