Lake Gwelup Primary School

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. The English curriculum in Western Australia plays an integral part in developing our young learners' understanding, attitudes, and capabilities. It also helps students to engage imaginatively and critically with literature to expand the scope of their experience.

At Lake Gwelup Primary School, teachers implement a balanced literacy program supporting the whole school's pedagogy. Teachers are equipped with up to date, best practice training to ensure students receive quality, differentiated teaching and learning. Our approaches also support rich integration across the curriculum, such as History and Geography. In addition, utilising Digital Technologies to enhance literacy learning complements our instructional practices whilst supporting high student engagement.

At Lake Gwelup, our English curriculum is designed to develop children's love of reading, writing and discussion and prepare our learners for life as successful, valuable, and socially responsible citizens. We inspire an appreciation of our rich and varied literacy heritage and a habit of reading widely and often.

We nurture a culture where children take pride in their writing, can write clearly, imaginatively, and accurately, and adapt their language and style for various contexts. We inspire children to be confident in the art of speaking and listening and to use questioning to communicate and further their learning in all curriculum areas.

We want all our pupils to be proficient readers, writers, spellers, and speakers who can transfer their English skills to other curriculum subjects and be prepared for the next steps in their education.

Quality instruction at LGPS is underpinned by the Big 6 to facilitate and support success in Literacy.

  1. Oral Language
  2. Phonemic Awareness
  3. Phonics
  4. Fluency
  5. Vocabulary Knowledge
  6. Comprehension

Through connected practice across our K-6 classrooms, we aim to ensure our students will:

  • Learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create, and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written, and multimodal texts across various contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose.
  • Appreciate, enjoy, and use English 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.

Please see our Literacy Instruction Overview for more information.

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