English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for intellectual, social and emotional development.
The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.
Below is a short video to explain the new syllabus that we are currently using at Revesby South.
Revesby South Public School runs an extensive program in the development of Literacy skills which includes:
Collaboratively planned programs of activities to develop reading, writing, spelling, grammar and vocabulary, listening and talking skills.
K-6 Public Speaking program
Developing the handwriting style used in NSW which is called Foundation Style
A Parent Tutor program to provide additional one on one support for students
A wide variety of technology to support and engage students
A Home Reading program to provide opportunities for parents to reinforce strategies learned at school.
Parent information evening
In 2015 we ran a information evening for parent on how we teach reading at Revesby South.
Teachers modelled high quality lessons, got parents involved in using technology to support reading and provided tips and strategies for helping their child at home.
Here are the resources we shared with the parents: