English

The English curriculum is delivered through units of inquiry according to the school Programme of Inquiry.

English at Charles Weston School is centred around the learner, fostering student self-efficacy (belief) and enabling student agency (choice). Everyone is a teacher and learner of English. Teachers and students communicate in authentic and relevant contexts.

Oral language is the foundation for reading and writing and each child’s personal language journey is valued. As a community of learners we immerse ourselves in purposeful, authentic literacy experiences, having opportunities to express our interests and contribute to the direction of our learning.

Our community strives to develop a love of literacy. We use quality literature, a consistent school-wide multi-modal approach. Our balanced teaching includes modelled, shared, guided and independent experiences. Underlying these practices, we all read, write, listen, speak and view.

We run seminars for parents, each year, about family reading. Click on the link below for a slideshow that will give you information about how you can help your child develop a love of reading.

Parent reading seminar