At Omeo Primary School Literacy and Numeracy skills are a priority. We provide a wide range of learning experiences which cater for individual learning styles.
Literacy has a two hour focus daily while numeracy has one hour. Reading acquisition in the junior classroom is supported through the use of daily guided reading for small groups, allowing the teacher to monitor and target reading strategies, skills and progress closely. In the middle and senior grade ‘independent reading’ sessions consolidate and extend reading and comprehension skills with focused teaching and increased student engagement through self-selected reading material. Writing, spelling and grammar skills are the focus of the second literacy hour and often linked to reading, class units of learning and special events. Children are taught specific styles of writing depending on year levels.
Learning in all areas is supported by the explicit teaching and use of seven highly effective literacy strategies.
Literacy is also supported by our well-resourced school library, and we have access to the East Gippsland Library in Omeo.
Numeracy including: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability with proficiency strands of: Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning
Assessment in Literacy and Numeracy is carried out at the beginning and end of the year, with teachers monitoring progress during the year as units are introduced and completed.
Each year we plan common whole school focuses/ themes across the year. This has an overall goal which is supported by a sub focus each term and is implemented in each classroom. Links with literacy and numeracy provide meaningful connections with weekly teaching focuses and student learning.
This is a High Country Early Years Education initiative that aims to see all childcare, kinder and schools adopt a common pedagogy based on the Walker Learning Approach. This will assist with smooth transition and close links for all early years providers and their staff.
You can find out more about Walker Learning by clicking here.
Omeo Primary School is part of the Far East, Lakes and High Country Network and takes an active role in the professional development which is part of this group. Video Conferencing is used by staff and students to access PD and support students with their learning. The school has a strong partnership with Omeo District Health, and neighbouring schools. We participate in the 'School as Hubs' program, developed between the schools to improve outcomes in the early years.
From 2017 the Victorian Curriculum F–10 will support the planning for whole school teaching and learning. The Victorian Curriculum F–10 incorporates the Australian Curriculum and reflects Victorian priorities and standards. It sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling.
You can find out more about the Victorian Curriculum F–10 by clicking here.
Our refurbished modern classrooms include access to a range of ICT resources including interactive whiteboards, computers, video conferencing equipment, data projectors and digital cameras.