The English domain is centered on the conscious and deliberate study of language in a wide range of texts and the contexts in which they are spoken, read, viewed and written English involves students in reading, viewing, comparing, researching and talking about texts. Through a variety of learning experiences, students explore the meaning of texts and how meaning is conveyed. They develop the critical understanding about the ways writers and speakers manipulate language to influence their listeners, readers and viewers. Students become able to control language by recognizing and understanding how language works and applying this knowledge.
By understanding and working with texts, students acquire the knowledge, skills and personal qualities that enable them to read, view and listen critically, and to think, speak and write clearly and confidently. These skills are necessary for success at school and beyond for an active, informed and fulfilling life in modern Australian society and the global community.
At Sacred Heart we aim to develop in students:
Students are assessed using both formal and informal assessment tools to allow us to provide a differentiated curriculum based on AusVELS.
Sacred Heart is currently involved in the Catholic Education Office's Collaborative Literacy Learning Communities Project. This project, involves our year 5 & 6 students and is focusing on the research question:
How can we connect students, parents and the community to work collaboratively
through the use of digital literacies to improve student outcomes?