At Box Hill North Primary School, we have a whole-school approach to literacy ensuring continuity of teaching strategies from Foundation (Prep), through to Year 6.
We build literacy skills into all subject area and consistently evaluate and revise our school approach based on best practice.
During literacy sessions, students develop their understanding and skills through a variety of small group, whole group and individual instruction, designed to cater for specific learning needs whilst encouraging each and every student to become independent readers and writers. Strong links are made between reading and writing and all students develop skills in a wide variety of genre.
Access to a wireless network and notebooks enhances the student Literacy outcomes as they access internet resources for independent project work and research particularly in the upper grades. We also use on-line programs such as Reading Eggs.
Reading Recovery Early Intervention Program
Our Reading Recovery program provides highly valued support to children in Year 1 who have been identified as experiencing difficulty with literacy. Reading Recovery involves 30-minute lessons daily from a specially trained teacher until the child has ‘graduated’.