At Sacred Heart, children are taught using the NSW Board of Studies English K- 6 Syllabus.

English is organised into three strands:

  • Talking and Listening
  • Reading (including viewing)
  • Writing (including spelling, handwriting, punctuation, using computers)

In English, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding about the English language and literature. When students engage in planned learning experiences they develop the ability to talk, listen, read, view and write with purpose, effect and confidence. This Key Learning Area involves learning to read widely with understanding and for enjoyment, spelling accurately, writing grammatically in a variety of forms, listening and communication, critically assessing good literature and aspects of the media.



A “Literacy Block” is allocated every morning in each class at Sacred Heart. This is a dedicated period of two hours devoted exclusively to literacy development.

A school based scope and sequence ensures a comprehensive balance of the different strands.