Surveyors Creek Public School

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The study of English is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.

Helpful Reading Tips

  • These short Reading tips videos are useful for Year 3 and 5 parents and students.
  • These reading skills are also useful in every classroom from Year 3-6.
  • We want students to use these skills independently to build their success at school. 
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Your Turn - Inferring


Sequencing - Your Turn


Key Word in Questions - Your Turn


Fact and Opinion - Your Turn


Fix Ups for 5 Common Mistakes that Good Readers Make