Teaching & Learning - Literacy

Serpentine Primary School practices a consistent approach to all literacy programs. Morning literacy blocks are uninterrupted to ensure all students have the opportunity to consolidate their learning.

Warm ups are included daily for effective reading instruction and must include:

Alphabetic Principle (the understanding that letters represent the speech sounds of our language)

Phonological Awareness (the general understanding that spoken words are made up of sounds)

Phonemic Awareness (the ability to hear and manipulate individual sounds in words)

Vocabulary (words we must know to communicate effectively)

Fluency (the ability to read text accurately, quickly and with appropriate expression)

Comprehension (literal, inferential and critical understanding of a text)


Our whole school literacy programs include:

  • Jolly Phonics
  • Jolly Grammar
  • Spelling Mastery
  • Magic Words
  • Bug Club
  • Literacy Pro
  • Seven Steps To Writing Success