The study of English is central to the development of all students. It contributes to the creation of confident communicators, imaginative thinkers and informed citizens. It is through the study of English that individuals learn to analyse, understand, communicate and interact with others and with the world around them.‘ (Victorian Curriculum, English)

Useful links to use at home:

-Letters and Sounds
-Epic! Digital Library
-Sunshine Online
-BBC Bite size: Foundation to grade 2 / grade 3 to 6 Topics include spelling, punctuation and grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening.
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Home Reading

At school, students read from a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, which are targeted at the individual needs of each student. Students should also read at home each night for at least 15 minutes. Reading at home is about developing children’s ability to read independently, consolidating what they’re learning at school and fostering a passion for reading.

Parents are asked to read to their child or listen to them read after school every night. Books are supplied by the school for children in all grades to borrow each day for their personal home reading.All students will take home books from school. Students are required to keep track of their reading in their reading diary. Teachers will monitor student home reading habits.


During Library sessions with classroom teachers, children will be taught to further refine their research skills. Library sessions will also immerse children in a variety of books and expose them to new authors and illustrators. Library sessions aim to encourage all children to enjoy books and borrow on a more regular basis. Bethal Primary School has created an exciting library space and encourages all parents to visit the library too.