At Winthrop Primary School the English curriculum content is explicitly taught in line with the Kindergarten and Western Australian Curriculum to enable students to become confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens.
English is taught systematically, explicitly and in a differentiated manner to cater for the needs of students. Teachers follow the whole school Instructional Framework when teaching explicitly stating learning intentions, success criteria and providing rapid feedback. High impact teaching strategies are utilised in teaching and this approach ensures a connected practice across the school. This model provides the students with confidence in knowing what they need to do, how they need to do it and how they are going in their learning journey.
Planning, teaching and assessment in English at Winthrop Primary is underpinned by:
• Western Australian English Curriculum
• SCSA Year Level Checkpoints
• Early Years Framework/ WA Kindergarten Curriculum Guidelines
• Year Level Teams Collaborative Planning
• Data-informed planning, teaching and learning
• Gradual Release of Responsibility Model of Teaching and Learning: Whole School Instructional Framework
The Western Australian Curriculum: English Pre-primary to Year 10 is organised into three interrelated strands that support students’ growing understanding and use of Standard Australian English (English). Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking and writing. The three strands are:
Your child’s English Programme in P-6 will encompass all three of these strands. English programming in Kindergarten is aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework and the Kindergarten Guidelines.