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LITERACY AND NUMERACY

At Reservoir Primary School, we are student centered and focus on each individual as a learner. We teach using the Victorian Curriculum as a continuum of learning for our students throughout their schooling.

We follow the Berry Street model of wellbeing to ensure each child is catered to as a whole both academically and emotionally. The Victorian Curriculum is at the basis of all Teaching & Learning.


Teaching and Learning Mathematics


Maths is taught each day based on the Victorian Curriculum. Teachers assess the students knowledge, ability and understanding in each mathematical area to ensure the next steps in their learning is at an appropriate level. This ensures each child is challenged and supported ensuring quality learning for all students.


At RVPS, we aim for students to be able to:

  • Develop mathematical skills for everyday life, work and as active citizens

  • See connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and process to pose and solve problems in all contexts

  • Know where they are in learning, understand the next steps and how they will achieve their goals.

Lessons have a ‘Warm Up’ to allow time for students to get their brains thinking about maths. ‘Explicit Teaching’ of a concept from the teacher takes place and then the ‘Student Investigation’ where students explore their learning and are challenged with their thinking. Teachers will also take ‘Focus Groups’ where they can target their teaching at a needs basis. ‘Reflection Time’ bring the lesson together where what has been learnt is shared and reflected upon.


Teaching and Learning English

English covers the areas of Reading & Viewing, Writing and Speaking & Listening. English is taught on a daily basis using the Victorian Curriculum. Teachers assess the students knowledge, ability and understanding in each English area to ensure the next steps in their learning is at an appropriate level. This ensures each child is challenged and supported ensuring quality learning for all students.

At RVPS, we aim for students to be able to:

  • Learn to read, view, speak write and create across a range of contexts with accuracy, fluency and purpose

  • Appreciate and enjoy the English language whilst they develop a sense for its richness and power to evoke feelings, convey information entertain, persuade and argue

  • Develop interest and skills into the aesthetic aspects and develop an informed appreciation for literature


We provide an English as an Additional Language program to newly arrived students, with a focus on expanding their vocabulary and understanding of the English language and Australian culture.