Literacy (Panui - Reading & Tuhituhi - Writing)

The aim of our literacy programme is to develop students' ability to use their literacy knowledge and skills to enhance their participation and contribution in all aspects of their school life and beyond.

Principles of Literacy Programme

  • Data is used to inform planning.
  • Differentiated programme that caters for individual needs. Teacher aides available to support the programme (as planned).
  • Provide a balanced reading and writing programme in the school-wide literacy block from 10.35am to 12.30pm daily, or as negotiated.
  • Evidence-based strategies from Effective Literacy Practice (ELP) are utilised throughout literacy programmes. Learning Intentions and Success Criteria are co-constructed with students and displayed in classrooms. Exemplars are available for writing and form part of the literacy environment.
  • School-wide targets will be based on the New Zealand Curriculum Standards.

 

PANUI -READING After 1 Year After 2 Years After 3 Years At end of Yr 4 At end of Yr 5 At end of Yr 6 At end of Yr 7 At end of Yr 8
National Standard Expectations Green   Turquoise  
Gold  

At  Level 2

Early  Level 3

At  Level 3

Early  Level 4

At  Level 4

 

TUHITUHI -WRITING After 1 Year After 2 Years After 3 Years At end of Yr 4 At end of Yr 5 At end of Yr 6 At end of Yr 7 At end of Yr 8
National Standard Expectations Early Level 1

At    Level 1

Early Level 2 At  Level 2 Early Level 3 At  Level 3 Early Level 4 At  Level 4

 

Assessment

  • School Entry Assessment (SEA) on arrival at school and again at 5 years 6 months.
  • Six Year Observation Survey after a year at school.
  • STAR Test - Year 3-8 - Term 1 & Term 3.
  • e-asTTle reading - Beginning term one, end of term two and term four, or as necessary.
  • e-asTTle writing - as necessary.
  • Reporting against the New Zealand Curriculum Standards will be undertaken twice yearly. Junior children are assessed on their anniversary.
  • A Literacy Development Plan will outline the programme.