Literacy Focus

Literacy is a focus at Anchorage Park School and includes all facets of language including oral, reading, writing and visual.

Better Start Literacy Approach

Our school is implementing an enhancement to our reading curriculum in our Year 0/1 classrooms called the Better Start Literacy Approach. This approach has been developed in New Zealand by a team of experienced researchers from the University of Canterbury, following years of research on the best ways to support children’s early reading, writing and oral language success.
In class, we will share exciting storybooks that will help grow the number of new and interesting words that your children can use and understand when talking. We will also be playing games that develop your child’s phonological awareness knowledge – or their awareness of the sounds within words. This area is particularly important to help your child learn to read and spell.