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Our school focus for improvement is Writing.
Writing is a comprehensive area and according to the Australian Curriculum definition is: To write means to 'plan, compose, edit and publish texts in print or digital forms. Writing usually involves activities using pencils, pens, word processors; and/or using drawings, models, photos to represent text; and/or using a scribe to record responses or produce recorded responses.'
Our focus for Term 1 is Spelling. We are introducing the THRASS (Teaching handwriting, reading and spelling skills) across our school. THRASS is a system for teaching learners of any age about the building blocks of reading and spelling. Students identify the phonemes (speech sounds) to choose the correct grapheme (spelling choice).
All staff at Landsborough State School participated in two days of Professional Development to fully prepare them for the introduction of THRASS across the school. There is great enthusiasm across our staff as we look forward to being able to work with all students to improve their spelling.
We offer parent workshops to educate parents and carers on how to best support their child on their reading journey. Dates for these are posted in our school newsletter and on the school Facebook page.
The school has invested heavily in providing Teacher-aide ide support to every class during reading and writing time. We welcome any parents, carers or grandparents who would also like to volunteer in the class to support our children.
Our teachers are heavily committed to ensuring best practice is happening across the school during writing. To ensure this we constantly participate in a coaching cycle that includes observations and feedback from trained coaches and regular Professional Learning.
If you are able to help support writing or reading at Landsborough by helping in the class please contact the school office.