Today a Reader, tomorrow a Leader!

Literacy

Bourchier St Primary School’s literacy program develops each child’s ability to speak, listen, read and write competently and confidently for the purposes of communication, learning and enjoyment in our society.

The Reader's Workshop

We believe that all students need to experience high-quality teaching to ensure maximum learning. The reading workshop model is based on high impact teaching strategies. 

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Speaking & Listening

A solid foundation of oral language helps children become successful readers, strong communicators and increases their confidence and overall sense of well-being. Talk, talk, talk!  

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Children learn language and learn about language by using it for their own purposes. The purpose of language is the pivotal aspect of language development. We provide students with many language opportunities that serve a variety of purposes, such as formulating ideas, seeking information, expressing opinions, engaging in discussions, relating information, questioning, challenging, describing and persuading.

Speaking and listening plays a vital role in developing language as well as providing students with the essential pre-reading skills, strategies and behaviors by:

Creating links between language and real experiences

Creating links between spoken and written language

Demonstrating how thinking, talking, reading and writing are inter-related

Realising that thoughts can be talked about, written about and read about 

Literacy Assessment

Rigorous and continuous assessment underpins all of the work we do. Our practice involves the provision of effective feedback to students and active involvement of students in their own learning.

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All teachers use assessment to make adjustments to teaching. At Bourchier we recognise the profound influence assessment has on the motivation and self-esteem of students, both of which are crucial influences on learning, the need for students to be able to assess themselves and understand how to improve is an essential component of our assessment practices. 

Developing Passion

We want to ignite a passion for reading and writing!  Enthusiastic “read alouds” are commonplace in our classrooms, reading nooks with pillows, allow students to choose, take risks and keep an open mind! 

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The Writer's Workshop

Complementing our Readers workshop. The Writers workshop aims to provide learners with a sesne that they are all authors and immerse them in the wonderful world of language and literacy. 

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Reading Recovery

Early Literacy Intervention is critical for early learners. Our one-on-one reading recovery program aims to get learners the reading support they need to allow them to flourish as readers and writers.  

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Welcome to Reading Recovery! Reading Recovery is an early literacy intervention program designed for students who need extra support in their literacy learning. It is a one to one program facilitated by a specially trained Reading Recovery teacher. The Reading Recovery Program operates for children in Year 1.

At Bourchier Street Primary School we have fully trained Reading Recovery teachers. The Reading Recovery Lesson Daily 30 minute lessons are individually designed and delivered by Reading Recovery teachers who have completed a year-long in-service education program. Drawing from their training and daily observations, Reading Recovery teachers make decisions to support each child’s learning. 

During each lesson, each child will be: 

  • Reading familiar books.
  • Rereading a new book from the previous day.
  • Working on letter and/or words.
  • Composing and writing a story.
  • Assembling a cut-up story sentence.
  • Introduced to a new book.
  • Reading a new book. 

The daily lesson of reading and writing provides useful information about what the child knows and what he/she needs to know. 

Expert Practioners

At Bourchier St Primary,  Literacy is foundational to everything we do. We invest heavily in the professional learning of our teachers and as such we consider every teacher at Bourchier an expert on Literacy.  

Readers & Writers Notebooks

Readers & Writer’s notebooks allow learners to take in the world around them and document their daily lives. They provide an easy, informal way to start thinking about new topics and ideas.  Let’s get wrtiting! 

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These notebooks are a great place to store favorite quotes, random facts, dreams, and ideas for the future.  So, what are you waiting for?  Get writing!

Literacy Articles

It’s not ok to be away!

 Attending school on a regular basis is vital for all students in Foundation to Year Six.  Importantly learning continuity is severly impacted with regular absences from school.  Please read the information below with regards to absence rates and consider the number...

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Ride to School Day

Ride to School Day

Last Friday we had hundreds of active people making the coice to either ride, scoot, skate, walk or even jump into school! Our Ride to school day is designed to encourage everyone to get to school in an active way. Leave the car at home and not only will we benefit...

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Harmony Week at Bourchier!

Harmony Week at Bourchier!

We have just celebrated Harmony Week at BSPS. It is a time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community. Australia is one of the most successful multicultural countries in the world and we should celebrate...

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JB Hifi BYOD Portal

JB Hifi BYOD Portal

You don’t have to be a technology expert to get the best device for your child. JB Hi-Fi Solutions’ BYOD programme has been chosen by your school to make it easy to choose, buy and manage the devices your child needs to learn in the classroom and at home. We hope that...

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Happy Healthy & Active Kids!

Happy Healthy & Active Kids!

With the challenges of 2020 behind us, the begining of a new year is an exciting prospect. We are looking forward to realising new possibilities at school in 2021 and have a renewed sense of focus on the development of habits that will treat us well in a less than...

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Family Care: Term One Services Timetable

Family Care: Term One Services Timetable

Family Care Shepparton do a great job supporting and caring for families all across Shepparton. They are currently offering a range of advice and learning opportunities. Check out the Family Care Services Term One Timetable below. If you would like any more...

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Before & After School Care

Before & After School Care

At Bourchier Street Primary School we acknowledge that families are busy and often parents committments and schedues do not align with school times. This is why we have partnered with Their Care to provide before and after school care right here on our school...

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School set to begin!

School set to begin!

Dear Families, We are all very excited to be able to start a new school year on Friday. After periods away from each other last year and a long break over summer we are optimistically looking forward to the prospect of new learning, new relationships and lots of fun!...

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