English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.
Students learn about the English language through written, spoken and visual texts of increasing complexity as they progress through their schooling.
An understanding of the English language is central to how we communicate and essential for 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.
Students in years K to 6 learn about literacy and build on their skills following a scope and sequence.
You can read about what your child is learning in
grammar and punctuation (pdf 289 KB),
spelling (pdf 560 KB),
phonics (pdf 287 KB), and
comprehension (pdf 404 KB).