Literacy at Campbell Primary School
Literacy learning at Campbell Primary School underpins every facet of our school curriculum. All teachers are charged with the goal of encouraging lifelong learners and lovers of literacy. The school has an English business plan that aims to produce students who are confident and articulate speakers, attentive and active listeners, accomplished and critical readers and confident writers.
Students in the Early Years begin their literacy education with a focus on the development of oral language skills, the necessary precursor for the development of written literacy skills. Students learn about narrative, conversational conventions, vocabulary development, phonological awareness and semantics through explicit small group teaching and regular practise through games and role plays. Students then progress towards formal reading and writing through the use of an eclectic approach that includes language experiences, modelled and shared reading and writing with a focus on the development of a love of language and literature.
The school has implemented Guided Reading across all year levels, allowing all students to benefit from small group instruction tailored to meet their stage of development.
An increased emphasis on evidence based assessment has honed curriculum delivery and resulted in significant improvements in literacy across the school.
NAPLAN results confirm high levels of achievement in all areas of the English curriculum.
The school regularly holds workshops for parents on assisting children to read, write and communicate, and encourages parents to share in classroom activities after these sessions. Classrooms celebrate English learning through bright displays of student work, sharing of work at assemblies, articles in the school’s newsletter and the publishing of student work on class pages within the school website.
There are many ways parents can support children in reading. Please click on the links below for additional information.