Literacy & Numeracy

Literacy Flyer 2018 Numeracy Flyer 2018

Learning brings hope … Catholic educators see learning as a journey of endless possibilities, where students are energised to seek meaning and explore questions about the world around them (Horizons of Hope Vision Statement, Catholic Education Melbourne 2016).

At Holy Eucharist learning and teaching is guided by the Victorian Curriculum to suit our learners and our local context. The Curriculum at Holy Eucharist  is personalised, differentiated and scaffolded using the best data available to ensure that each learner maximises their progress in the key learning areas of Literacy and Numeracy.

Assessment is an important component of curriculum design, consideration and opportunities are provided that are relevant, timely and aligned to the curriculum. Holy Eucharist participates in national standardised testing such as NAPLAN and PAT.

Literacy

At Holy Eucharist Primary School we believe that a successful English program is one in which Speaking and Listening, Reading and Viewing and Writing are interconnected and taught both explicitly and through the context of our inquiry units.

At Holy Eucharist our Literacy is taught through a whole/small/whole group model for learning and regular assessment identifies specific literacy learning required to ensure improved outcomes for every student.

Numeracy

To be successful maths learners, students need to develop the skills of fluency, problem solving, reasoning, and understanding in the areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. We aim to provide a supportive environment where students are encouraged to take risks and make mistakes, work at their individual point of need through targeted teaching sessions and explain and reflect on their learning.  Competence in mathematics allows students to understand and participate fully in society.

Support and Intervention

Specialised programs are available to cater for students who have particular identified needs. These programs occur within the classroom or in small groups. Students are selected for these programs through a process of comprehensive assessment.

Programs include:

  • Fountas and Pinnell Literacy Intervention
  • Mathematics Number intervention Program
  • Reading Recovery for students in year one
  • MSL – Multisensory Structured Language
  • EAL/D program for new arrivals.