Language is fundamental to learning, communicating and thinking. At Mount Rogers, teachers use the Australian Curriculum for English to plan for the explicit teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing. The Australian Curriculum is organised using the strands of Language, Literature and Literacy and provides guidance on the development of knowledge, understanding and skills from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Teachers use the First Steps Reading and Writing Resource to plan experiences that cater for students at all levels.
At Mount Rogers there is a strong focus on catering for individual needs of students through small group instruction. Students are grouped for reading, writing and spelling based on ongoing and regular assessment. Groups are changed as needed to ensure students are receiving support and being challenged.
The school believes in the importance of home reading at all year levels and encourages all students to be reading regularly at home. We appreciate our volunteers who listen to junior students read and help them change their home reading books. New volunteers are always welcome. Please contact the front office for more information.
Teachers are using the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics as the basis for planning learning experiences. We believe in the importance of mental computation and problem solving and provide opportunities for students to engage in solving real world problems. All of our staff have undergone training in Middle Years Mental Computation strategies and will continue to explicitly teach mental computation strategies at all year levels.
At Mount Rogers we believe in the importance of a solid understanding of number and group students according to their needs when teaching this aspect of numeracy. Numeracy lessons often include hands-on materials and the application of maths concepts to real world problems.