Exmouth focuses on a whole school approach to English through a dedicated literacy block which incorporates a consistent approach to phonics in Years Kindy to 1 and spelling development in Years 2 to 6. Grammar and comprehension are also a key focus within our literacy block. 

Home Reading is an important focus within our literacy program. Reading with fluency and comprehension supports a child to perform better at academic tasks, broadens their vocabulary and increases general knowledge. 

Our teachers continue to take part in professional learning so that the programs that are delivered reflect current best practice focussed on achieving improved learning and progress for our students. 


The English course at EDHS is built around the National Curriculum’s three interrelated strands of language, literature and literacy. The strands focus on developing students’ knowledge, understanding and skills in listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing and creating. 

Students communicate with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members, developing their verbal and written communication skills. Students engage with a variety of texts for enjoyment. They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and create a range of spoken, written and multimodal texts, such as newspapers, magazines and digital texts, early adolescent novels, non-fiction, poetry and dramatic performances, to inform, persuade and show control of style.