Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking are four elements of English. They are viewed as a whole, and not as separate subjects. The Australian Curriculum organises English within three strands: Language – knowing about the English language; Literature – understanding, appreciating, responding to, analysing and creating literature; and Literacy – expanding the repertoire of English usage.  Our agreed teaching practice ensures that children’s development of knowledge, understanding and skills is through an approach which allows for modelled, shared, guided and independent opportunities. The underlying skills of phonics, spelling and grammar are taught in context.