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ringwood heights primary school

Little Kids thinking big!


At Ringwood Heights Primary School, we have a comprehensive English curriculum, which embraces the key learning strands of Language, Literature and Literacy, through the modes of Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening.

Dedicated literacy teaching time (in daily Readers’ and Writers’ Workshops) with a focus on small group teaching caters for personalised, strength and needs based student learning. Students are encouraged to read daily and we have an extensive range of levelled texts and well maintained classroom libraries for them to access. They are also able to borrow from the school library during their fortnightly library sessions.

Spelling is a thinking activity and competent spellers use a range of strategies, which we explicitly teach through our readers and writers workshop sessions. These include:

The successful implementation of the English curriculum is well supported and balanced through the teaching and learning of our Integrated Inquiry units of work.

Literacy across the school is further enhanced through a literature based library program delivered by our qualified teacher librarian. The students are also welcomed into the library on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes for quiet reading and borrowing alongside their designated library sessions.

We welcome parent helpers to our classrooms in the junior school to listen to students read so that every child reads aloud to an adult at least once a week. In Learning Team 4, the students participate in public speaking or debating lessons. This builds confidence in writing and delivering speeches and debates and the skills learned are evident in the confidence the students show when speaking at their graduation.