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Literacy is a core area of the curriculum at all year levels. A daily two-hour literacy block is timetabled across the school, focusing on reading, writing and spelling. The literacy block includes the specific, targeted teaching of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Skills learned at this time are applied, in a variety of ways, to all areas of the curriculum.

In the first year of school, the literacy focus is on phonemic and phonological awareness and letter sound relationships. We use the multisensory program Jolly Phonics, which is interactive, including singing, dancing and other engaging activities. Students then move towards applying this knowledge to their beginning reading and writing skills. More information on the literacy program and how to support your child at home is provided in our information night in Term 4.

Spelling

We use the well-regarded, evidenced based spelling program Sounds Waves to explicitly teach spelling, grammar and vocabulary knowledge and skills. Students work on their individual, personalised spelling program 3 – 4 days per week.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Taungurung people as the first peoples of Buxton and the surrounding areas. The Taungurung have been custodians and caretakers of the land, animals and waters for many thousands of years and continue to perform age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We also recognise other Indigenous peoples living and working in the Buxton area.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

In response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Buxton Primary School is committed to promoting and embedding respectful relationships and gender equality into our school’s curriculum, ethos, vision and values. In our school, the focus is on treating everyone with respect and dignity, developing personal, social and emotional skills and contributing to early intervention through education. We aim to create real and lasting change in the lives of our students, staff, families and the wider school community.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Taungurung people as the first peoples of Buxton and the surrounding areas. The Taungurung have been custodians and caretakers of the land, animals and waters for many thousands of years and continue to perform age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal. We also recognise other Indigenous peoples living and working in the Buxton area.

Resilience, Rights and Respectful Relationships

In response to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Buxton Primary School is committed to promoting and embedding respectful relationships and gender equality into our school’s curriculum, ethos, vision and values. In our school, the focus is on treating everyone with respect and dignity, developing personal, social and emotional skills and contributing to early intervention through education. We aim to create real and lasting change in the lives of our students, staff, families and the wider school community.

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