Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, Speaking & Listening
The teaching of English is highly strategic and well planned for, and incorporates the following:
- Providing intentional experiences in order to introduce new knowledge and provide authentic opportunities for rich learning
- Recognising and applying the alphabetic principle to read, write and spell regular words
- Identifying letter-sound correspondence
- Building phonemic awareness skills
- Use of decodable texts to embed skills
- Investigating how words work in order to demonstrate spelling capabilities
- Exploring irregular sight words
- Building vocabulary
- Developing comprehension
Students’ needs are explicitly targeted through whole class and small group focused teaching sessions with an emphasis on linking all curriculum areas.
“Now We’re Talking”
A unique aspect of our school is the provision of two resident Speech Pathologists onsite each week to screen and assess all preps and any students grade 1-6 that may be flagged as having difficulties in the classroom or playground.
They may be looking for:
- Receptive and Expressive Language skills
- Literacy skills
- Articulation (Speech Sounds)
- Social Communication skills
- Voice and Stuttering
- Behaviour and ability to attend
- And more
The Benefits of Speech Pathology at Sacred Heart
- Assessments and reports currently have a 12-18 month waiting list within the community.
- They work alongside our teaching team, learning diversity team and parents to help support your child in the classroom and beyond.
- It allows for each student to be screened and any areas of concern to be picked up as early as possible.
- They will provide a summary of how your child performed and any areas of concern
- They will support you in the internal or external referral process if necessary.