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The focus of the Junior Year Literacy program is to develop the reading, writing and speaking and listening skills of all students from foundation through to Year 2, This provides the building blocks of skills, strategies and attitudes for future learning.

At Upwey Primary School we incorporate a variety of approaches to ensure your child is receiving the best possible teaching and learning practices in literacy. The Spelling program is called Spelling Mastery, Independent Reading , guided reading and explicit teaching are some of the highly effective instructional practices implemented at UPS.

The Junior School Literacy Program is a way for our school to support the implementation of a strategic and comprehensive approach to early literacy achievement in the first years of schooling. Our teaching model is based on the recognition that all children should succeed in literacy.  It draws on best classroom practice in Victoria, interstate and overseas as well as the expertise of literacy consultants and university academics.

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