English Studies (Year 3 – Year 6)

Subject Overview

The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. Together, the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing, and creating.

Reading continues to be a top priority for all students. A focus on maintaining independent reading will continue daily. We encourage students to read ‘Just Right’ books.

It is recommended that year 3-6 students read every night for a minimum of 30 minutes.

Reading sessions in the classroom include whole class, small group and individual reading tasks. Students’ reading, including print and electronic texts, will be supported in the classroom through a variety of approaches including:

  • reading aloud
  • modelled reading
  • guided reading
  • shared reading independent reading
  • conferencing