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The literacy block at Delacombe Primary School aims to be an uninterrupted time, where the focus remains on students reading and writing for the majority of the two hours. We use a combination of Fountas & Pinnell and Sounds Write reading strategies across the school and provide a consistent approach to teaching literacy skills to our students. Student achievement is monitored using the recommended whole school strategies and assessment and instruction is based at student’s point of need. The focus of lessons is clearly displayed and students understand what they need to do to be successful. We aim to provide highly engaging lessons, where students are inspired to read and write by understanding the purpose of their learning in real life situations.


As a school, we proudly promote;


  • A structured program using SOUNDS WRITE strategies in both reading and spelling

  • Additional support to students through a range of intervention and tutoring programs

  • Ongoing Professional Development for staff

  • Whole school approaches

  • Regular assessment and setting of individual goals for students.

In 2016 we have adopted a new writing model to improve the way we teach writing. As part of this program we have started an annual Writers' Festival to showcase our students' success. Click the button below to find out more. 

As a direct link to our current writing model, we are continually identifying students who are Delacombe’s Writing Stars. These students are acknowledged for either exceptional writing, outstanding improvement or the ability to demonstrate positive attitudes to writing. Click the button below to find out more and view the writing of our current Delacombe Writing Stars.


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