At Maramba Primary School, we are a dynamic learning community made up of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The study of Literacy is central to the learning and development of all young Australians. It helps create confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of Literacy that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and build relationships with others and with the world around them.
The Victorian Curriculum standards inform our teaching of Literacy at Maramba Primary School. The Victorian English curriculum aims to ensure that students:
All Victorian primary school students, progress along a curriculum continuum that provides the first achievement standard at Foundation and then at Levels 1, 2, 3, 4. Students with disabilities are also provided for in this learning area of the English curriculum.
Literacy is divided into 3 language modes, Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing, and Writing. The language modes are interrelated and the learning in one often supports and extends learning of the others.
All areas of Literacy learning – Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling – are covered during a daily two-hour Literacy teaching session and are intrinsic to the integrated topics covered in inquiry lessons.