English

All teachers at Torrens teach English, which is divided into three main areas:

  • listening and speaking
  • reading and viewing, and
  • writing

Students are encouraged to observe and reflect upon texts, and to create and present texts in these areas, focusing on the literacy, literature and language of English.

In the early years, students learn to speak, read and write and move towards the ability to speak, read and write to learn. Throughout all years at Torrens, correct grammar, spelling and structure of English is modelled, explicitly taught, discussed and practised.

Overview of the English curriculum is one of the responsibilities of the Literacy and Numeracy Team. The need for programs, staff development and student support are identified through discussion, testing and assessment so that the best possible teaching and learning in English occurs.