At Rupanyup Primary School we foster a love of literature and pride ourselves on an English Program which supports students to achieve personal success in their learning across Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.
In our Reading Program, teachers support students with explicit teaching, focused on producing specific learning outcomes. We offer a wide range of opportunities to practice their skill development in a whole class, small group, and independent learning settings. Students discuss their learning and set goals with their teachers, and are are able to articulate what they are learning and how they know they are successful.
Students learn strategies to become competent decoders of text, explore new vocabulary, monitor their understanding, and read with fluency and expression. Families are involved with their child's journey with take-home decodable readers, a school library borrowing system, and regular opportunities for students to share their learning in person.
The writing model provides a clear whole school approach to enhance teaching and learning and improve student outcomes. Each writing session begins with teachers demonstrating and explicitly teaching the text type being studied and unpack associated text features, structures and vocabulary. Students are then given the opportunity to practise what has been modelled.