Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching

Literacy consists of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and spelling and is critical to enable students to engage successfully with all aspects of the curriculum.  It would be wonderful if all children learned to do all of this at the same time, but just as all children don't learn to walk at the same rate, the same is true with literacy. Typically children ‘learn to read’ in Years 0-3 and ‘read to learn’ in years 4-6.  Every day at Papamoa School, we integrate all the components of literacy into our classroom programmes.

We believe that children are likely to learn more effectively when they are motivated and happy, and their parents/caregivers are knowledgeable and positively involved in their learning.  There is a lot you can do to help your children improve their literacy skills.  The secret is to connect learning to everyday experiences, to your children's interests and to make it fun.  We encourage parents/caregivers to ask questions about their child's learning at any time.  

Follow this link to read more about Literacy at our school:

Partnerships at Papamoa School – Literacy Guide


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