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Teaching and Learning Programs

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Learning Initiative

​Purpose

Description​

7 Steps to Writing Success

​Improved writing - through steps such as 'sizzling starts' and 'ban the boring'.

​The program breaks writing skills into clear steps to ensure students don’t get ‘bogged down’ with writing the whole piece.

Basic Facts focus

​Improved fluency in numeracy. 

​Years 1-6 work towards automatic recall of all 100 addition facts and 100 subtraction facts.

Years 3-6 work towards automatic recall of all 100 multiplication facts and 100 division facts.

​Booklists 

​Streamlining student readiness routines.
Supporting students so they are on task, not hunting for their things.

Ordered at Copylink.

​Please order these for your child each year to reduce their stress.

Sample lists

Bookwork Overview.pdf

Whole school program

Improved work presentation. 

​Making lesson preparedness, and presentation and neatness routines achievable for all. 

Cafe Reading Program

Whole school program

Explicit teaching of reading strategies for all year levels. 

Comprehension strategies, focusing on making meaning from texts.

Accuracy strategies, focusing on decoding skills, especially using 'Jolly Phonics', 'Beanie Babies', 'Magic 100' sight words, and Reading Eggs in the early years.

Fluency strategies, encouraging the amount of reading completed, through home reading in Prep to Year 3, and turbocharging library borrowing through use of Literacy Pro in Years 3-6.

Expanded Vocabulary strategies, explicitly building vocabulary to improve comprehension 

Classroom Profiling 

​Supporting better classroom interactions between students and teacher.

​Classroom Profiling is a supportive, reflective professional practice relevant to all educators regardless of their years of experience or educational setting. 

Classroom profiling allows teachers to reflect on the effectiveness of their pedagogical practices they currently use in their classroom. 

Coaching

​Supporting staff professional development 

​Professional development program

Experienced and lead teachers work alongside colleagues to develop professional knowledge and skills. 

Daily 5 

​Whole school program 

Promoting independent literacy learning 

​Students learn strategies to independently Read to Self, Read to Others, Listen to Reading, Work on Writing, and gain vocabulary in Word Work, so that teachers can target reading intervention during guided reading lessons. 


Digital technologies & interactive apps

​Supporting student learning through the use of Information & Communications Technologies (ICTs)

ICTs are used to support student learning.

BHSS recommends subscription to these apps:

Reading Eggs (Prep-Y2)

Mathseeds (Prep-Y1)

Mathletics (Years 2-6)

Literacy Pro (Years 3-6). 

BHSS uses a range of Microsoft Office 365 apps and Apple iPad apps. BHSS students may download a copy of Microsoft Office 365 to a device at home. 

Where staffing allows, BHSS offers older students opportunities to code, design, and 3D print using tools such as Scratch and 3D viewer.




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Last reviewed 19 November 2020
Last updated 19 November 2020