LITERACY & NUMERACY
BETTER START LITERACY APPROACH (BSLA)
St Peter Chanel School is a local leader in providing innovative and engaging literacy and numeracy. Our teachers are specifically trained in these two breakthrough educational programmes.
EVIDENCE-BASED LITERACY TEACHING
The Better Start Literacy Approach, is an integrated classroom literacy approach for Year 0/1 classrooms to support children’s early reading, writing and oral language success. It incorporates vocabulary development using quality children’s story books, structured teaching of critical phonological awareness skills and letter-sound knowledge through fun, game-based activities, activities making explicit links to the reading and spelling context, and structured small group reading sessions using the new Ready to Read – Phonics Plus early readers series. The Better Start Literacy Approach follows a phonics scope and sequence that is used in the class and small group reading teaching.
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St Peter Chanel School is launching itself into Numicon in 2022. Numicon is an award-winning approach to numeracy that incorporates communication, exploring relationships and generalsing. Year 1 & 2 teacher, Whaea Rachel Hyslop, is our school's learning leader in this programme.
Numicon encourages conversation, hands-on and learning through play, problem-solving and inquiry learning and is based on the CPA Approach and the studies of Piaget, Vygotsky and Bruner.
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