Ryde East Public School

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English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.

An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.


English at Ryde East Public School

At Ryde East Public School our students are provided with a range of opportunities for learning. All students are encouraged to be critical and imaginative thinkers and develop a lifelong love of learning.

Many opportunities have been provided to students to engage with their learning by participating in co-curricular activities of debating, public speaking, school performances, creative writing groups and class presentations.

Modes and Skills learned in English

·      Speaking and Listening (communicating)

·      Reading and Viewing

·      Writing and Representing

·      Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary

·      Spelling

·      Responding and Composing

·      Handwriting and using digital technologies

·      Thinking imaginatively and creatively

·      Expressing themselves

·      Reflecting on learning

The NSW Education Standards Authority is responsible for the curriculum, kindergarten to Year 12, for all school in NSW.

Parents can access the English syllabus at the NSW Education Standards Authority website.

Supporting your Child in Learning to Read

Ideas to help develop a love of reading for your child:

·      encourage your child to borrow books from the library.

·      provide a variety of texts for your child to read to you, e.g. stories, comics, poems, plays, cartoons, reference books, magazines, children’s recipe books

·      point out words on street signs, packets and labels

·      encourage your child to predict what a book is about from the cover and illustrations

·      reread favourite books

·      encourage your child to read books for enjoyment as well as for information

·      encourage your child to watch films and videos of books they have read