At Strathaird Primary School we have adopted the Early Years Literacy Program model. This program recognises that teacher beliefs and understandings are central to the design elements of effective schools. At Strathaird Primary School explicit teaching of reading is our approach in effectively teaching reading.

Our school adopts a 2 hour literacy block which incorporates

  1. Whole Class Focus
  2. Small Group Teaching Focus
  3. Whole Class Focus Sharing

As part of the 2 hour literacy block teaching writing is a major component. Through this process students learn the conventions of written language and specific elements to text types. The teaching of writing adopts the whole, small, whole structure of the Early Years Literacy model.

Strathaird Primary School