English at Aspendale Gardens Primary School is teacher guided and student centred. Students are explicitly taught skills and strategies to suit their individual needs and to become proficient users of English in all aspects of their daily life. Teachers observe students’ ability to demonstrate and apply these skills by looking at what they say, make, do or write through authentic experiences.

 We run the Daily 5/CAFE reading program which is a fantastic program that provides independence, choice and unique learning opportunities. It enables the children to develop and acquire new reading skills and strategies, to push their reading to the next level.

Daily 5

 The English program at Aspendale Gardens Primary School aims to teach students to:

  •  learn to listen to, read, view, speak, write, create and reflect on increasingly complex and sophisticated spoken, written and multimodal texts across a growing range of contexts.
  • appreciate, enjoy and use the English language in all its variations and develop a sense of its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information, form ideas, facilitate interaction with others.