English

 

At St Vincent's our primary aims in English are to ensure that students:

Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are components of English, taught within a holistic approach. We believe that each aspect is dependent upon the others and are integral to effective learning across the whole curriculum. We endeavour to provide a rich language environment with children listening and talking, reading, writing and viewing from the first weeks at school. The children learn to read by reading and to write by writing. From Kindergarten to Year 6 the children participate in a highly structured Literacy Block between 9:00am and 11:00am each day that forms a base for the development of fundamental reading and writing skills.