Our team at Grace Primary place enormous emphasis on developing solid literacy and numeracy skills in our students.
We believe students become literate as they develop the skills and knowledge to interpret and use language confidently. This enhances learning and effective participation in society. Students have opportunities for listening to, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating oral, print, visual and digital texts.
Teachers take account of the range of their students’ current levels of learning, strengths, goals and interests and make adjustments where necessary. Specific time is allocated to the teaching of literacy on a daily basis, with a cohesive program of spelling, reading and writing across all year levels. These programs allow for the grouping of children to learn at the pace that is best suited to them.
Numeracy involves students recognising and understanding the role of mathematics in the world and having the interest and capacities to use mathematical knowledge and skills for real life applications.
Emphasis is on:
- connecting mathematical knowledge
- building key number concepts
- having a shared language for Mathematics across the school and
- using a range of important hands-on materials and assistive technology to help students consolidate abstract concepts.
Teachers encourage students to become good mathematicians by providing opportunities to work on solving problems, play games and work on puzzles, ask questions and explore ideas and practice their skills.