At Crib Point Primary School the literacy program is based on AusVELS English, which provides students with essential literacy skills and knowledge in reading and viewing, writing, speaking and listening and spelling.
Students participate in a structured literacy block every day involving a combination of whole class, small group and individual work. Students are grouped according to their learning needs. They are provided with the opportunity to read daily through their involvement in a variety of experiences such as independent reading, guided reading, reciprocal reading, reader’s theatre, literature circles, shared reading, and reading for research, book clubs and reader’s workshop. They also have the opportunity to practice writing daily, including letter formation and writing for various purposes. Programs such as VCOP, Big Write and Smart Words are implemented across the school.