The study of English is mandatory in NSW primary schools.
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.
Our English programs
At Yarrawarrah we teach Morning Routine K-6, a program that is designed to build automaticity in children’s learning and skills which leads to mastery. It’s a great tool to improve student's vocabulary and academic background knowledge.
Synthetic Phonics is the synthesising, or blending of phonemes (sounds) to make a word, enabling children to read. At YPS we use resources from the Get Reading Right program.
Spelling Mastery is a six-level direct instruction series that teaches students dependable spelling skills by blending three approaches: the phonemic approach, the whole word approach and the morphemic approach.
The school-wide Unaided Writing tasks provide teachers with ongoing analysis of student's writing development throughout their time at primary school.