At Southern Cross Primary School we use a school-wide model for teaching reading, writing and spelling, targeting the needs of each individual child. Our programs are hands on, consistent across each level and structured to suit the needs and interests of our students.
At SCPS we are committed to explicitly and systematically teaching fundamental Literacy skills daily. We provide students with opportunities to develop skills in the English modes of Reading and Viewing, Writing and Speaking and Listening through the strands of Language, Literacy and Literacy, aligned with the Victorian Curriculum. In 2022, we began the shift from a balanced reading approach to instructional practice aligned with the Science of Reading.
The staff at SCPS use an structured and explicit approach to teach the Big 6 of Reading:
Our structed approach to teaching writing includes: