Under the Australian Curriculum the English curriculum at Latham assists learners to:

  • be enthusiastic and discriminating users of spoken, written and visual language
  • speak, listen, read, view and write with purpose, effect and confidence
  • use a variety of suitable strategies to compose and comprehend texts, experience texts, and creatively and imaginatively respond to a wide range of texts
  • discuss and analyse spoken, written and visual texts and language critically and with appreciation
  • understand linguistic structures and features and effectively use them when speaking, listening, reading and writing for different purposes

A Balanced Literacy Program incorporates a variety of literacy strategies, carefully selected materials for each activity.