English is a major curriculum area at Torrens Primary School.  All teachers teach English and follow a scope and sequence based on the Australian Curriculum.English 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 focussing on the literacy, literature and language of English.

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

Overview of English curriculum is one of the responsibilities of the Literacy and Numeracy Team. Areas of 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.

Link to English curriculum (www.australiancurriculum.edu.au)

 a boy is writing in English class