The English curriculum is organised by language modes and strands.


Language Modes

The language modes are interrelated and the learning in one often supports and extends learning of the others. Each content description has been placed in the mode which is the major focus of its learning.

Classroom contexts that address particular content descriptions will necessarily draw on more than one of these modes in order to support students’ effective learning. For example, students will learn new vocabulary through listening and reading and apply their knowledge and understanding in their speaking and writing as well as in their comprehension of both spoken and written texts.






At Chalcot Lodge Primary School:

The school offers individualised learning based on students point of need in relation to the Victorian Curriculum. 


English Program is embedded in all learning and everyday experiences and involves development in the areas of:  Speaking & Listening; Writing, including Spelling, Grammar and Handwriting; and Reading & Viewing.  We equip students with the skills to communicate and learn effectively in a variety of ways.


A variety of assessment strategies are implemented throughout the year and from this information, teachers collaboratively plan and implement appropriate programs and activities to cater for the varying abilities of their students.


Extra assistance in written and spoken English is provided through our Literacy Intervention Program, including: the Student Individual Learning Plans and the Language Support Program.