Year 1 and 2
From Year One our school has double classrooms facilitating team teaching and enhanced collaboration composite classes, enabling the teachers to work closely with students to develop and implement programs that challenge each individual student.
Supporting the VELS, the literacy focus is on reading, writing, speaking and listening with comprehension strategies taught explicitly.
Students participate in whole class reading, independent reading and small group reading sessions.
Writing sessions begin with a whole class focus led by the teacher. Word study is a key part of our writing development and is focussed on letter patterns and sounds, as well as commonly used word lists and personal words.
Open-ended tasks and problem solving activities, with a real-life application, form an integral part of the numeracy program in Years 1/2. Interactive Technologies are used to access exciting curriculum ideas from all over the world, making maths interesting and above all, fun!