OLSEL - Oral Language Supporting Early Literacy
The OLSEL framework runs throughout the school and provides students with opportunities to improve their oral language which supports their reading and writing skills. The four pillars of the framework are: phonological awareness, vocabulary, complex sentences and story grammar which connect effectively with other areas of the curriculum. Teachers also moderate the amount of time they spend talking during learning time and direct and encourage student learning conversations with their peers to check and build understanding. Staff are very excited by the academic results of this focus on oral language and find students very engaged in the learning opportunities provided.