Literacy & Numeracy: The Foundation
In literacy, children learn about, enjoy and use language and literature in a variety of ways: orally, visually and through reading and writing. By engaging with books and texts, magazines and newspapers; students become better speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.
At Kaingaroa School we look at ways we can integrate literacy in authentic contexts across the curriculum - to include subjects like science, maths, inquiry, technology and the arts.
We approach literacy through the dimensions of effective practice:
Knowledge of the learner (including what motivates them to learn)
Knowledge of literacy (reading, writing, speaking and visual language)
Understanding and using good literacy strategies
Engaging learners with relevant texts
Understanding the expectations in literacy
Partnerships with whanau
We aim to grow in our students a love of literacy, which motivates them to find out more and supports them to be successful as they move from primary school into the wider world.
We use a problem solving and mixed grouping approach to develop good mathematician skills.
We aim for all students to be confident at using these skills through the eight mathematical practices: