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LEARNING

Literacy

The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands of Language, Literature and Literacy. Together the three strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating.

Aranmore Catholic Primary School implements the ‘Talk for Writing’ program in every classroom. ‘Talk for Writing’ is a unique process that uses spoken activities to develop writing skills. Quality writing is created by first expanding and developing students’ oral language skills and then teaching the necessary steps for exceptional sentence, paragraph and text construction.

Aranmore Catholic Primary School utilises ‘Promoting Literacy Development’ (PLD), an Australian, evidence-based approach to teaching phonics, decoding and spelling throughout the whole school.

Numeracy

The proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are an integral part of the Mathematics curriculum across the three content strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed.

Aranmore Catholic Primary School is well-equipped with mathematical resources allowing hands-on tasks to reinforce skill development and provide opportunities for students to explore concepts in fun and engaging ways. Lessons are designed to encourage students to make mathematical links prior to being explicitly instructed by teachers. Access to these resources supports teachers to provide differentiated tasks to cater for all abilities and accommodate student learning at their point of need.