At THYNK Academy we aim to see students proficient in the fundamental core skills of literacy and numeracy whilst building a body of general knowledge, giving students a solid foundation for all other learning.
We support the use of NAPLAN as a key assessment tool to check and monitor a student’s progress in the fundamentals of reading, writing and maths (but NAPLAN is only one of many measures that should be used).
The core skills below are a daily focus at THYNK Academy. They are explicitly taught during optimum learning times (morning sessions) without interruption or delay. Although it is our focus and priority, we make each lesson fun, engaging and memorable using tangible, real world activities that are evidenced based best practice in teaching and learning.
- reading and comprehension
- writing - informative, persuasive and imaginative
- talking and listening