Literacy at Maramba

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:

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

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.

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