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Literacy

The study of English is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate with and build relationships with others and with the world around them. The study of English helps young people develop the knowledge and skills needed for education, training and the workplace. It helps them become ethical, thoughtful, informed and active members of society. In this light it is clear that English plays an important part in developing the understanding, attitudes and capabilities of those who will take responsibility for Australia’s future.

English aims to ensure that students:
 

  • learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose
     

  • appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others, entertain, persuade and argue
     

  • understand how Standard Australian English works in its spoken and written forms and in combination with non-linguistic forms of communication to create meaning
     

  • develop interest and skills in inquiring into the aesthetic aspects of texts, and develop an informed appreciation of literature.

 

 

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Reading

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Welcome to the world of education at Lilydale Primary School, where reading takes centre stage! We understand the vital role that reading plays in a child's development, and so we create engaging reading programs with dedicated teachers that builds a supportive environment that nurtures young readers. From phonics to comprehension strategies, Lilydale Primary School prioritises building strong literacy skills. By integrating technology and innovative teaching methods, we ensure that reading becomes an interactive and enjoyable experience for every student. Lilydale Primary School uses the Café Reading approach to develop student literacy. Café is an acronym for the four major components of reading. They are Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expanding Vocabulary. So, rest assured, your child will receive the best education in reading at Lilydale Primary School, setting them on the path to academic success and a lifelong love for reading.

Writing

At Lilydale Primary School we recognise the importance of developing strong writing abilities and provide an environment that encourages the development of young writers. Through interactive activities, personal writer’s notebooks and creative exercises, students are encouraged to express their thoughts and ideas through writing. We also focus on teaching essential writing techniques, such as grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure, to ensure that students develop a solid foundation in written communication. By integrating technology and using engaging resources we are equipping them with the necessary skills to excel academically and creatively.

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Speaking and Listening

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Speaking and listening skills are vital to enhance communication and personal development. Through interactive activities, group discussions, and presentations, children learn to express themselves confidently while actively listening to their peers. Lilydale Primary School promotes an environment that fosters effective communication and encourages children to engage in conversations. We make speaking and listening engaging and enjoyable for children, equipping them with essential skills for clear and empathetic communication in all areas of life.

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