Teaching and Learning

Literacy and Numeracy

  • Literacy and Numeracy are the essential foundation skills that allow young people to achieve at school, go on to further learning, and participate fully in society and work. (smarterschools.gov.au)

We know that each student brings diverse experiences and needs to the classroom, and all students have a right to be engaged and connected with their learning. Teachers at Jervis Bay School therefore use a purposeful and differentiated approach to educating our students. Our balanced whole school literacy and numeracy plan encompasses an excellent model for additional support.

In literacy we practice

  • MultiLit - (Making Up Lost Time in Literacy) to support students who need additional support in reading.
  • Words Their Way - which is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities.
  • Reciprocal Reading - where teachers model then help students learn to guide group discussions using four strategies: summarising, question generating, clarifying, and predicting.
  • Accelerated Literacy - a model designed to accelerate the literacy levels of marginalised students.

In numeracy

  • Count Me In Too is used in our lower grades and encompasses a range of approaches to support student learning. The teaching activities are designed to meet the individual needs of students.
  • Middle Years Mental Computation runs with our senior students and is designed to develop conceptual understanding of whole and rational numbers.