English is one of the eight learning areas specified in the New Zealand Curriculum document. It is described as, “The study, use and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms.” (NZC p18). Literacy in English gives students access to the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to be effective communicators.
In our classrooms you will see Literacy in a variety of forms; reading, writing, oral language and visual language. The Home/School Literacy Partnership focuses on reading, in particular the huge benefits of reading to children throughout their primary years to promote vocabulary understanding and deeper comprehension.