Years 3 to 4 (Middle Primary) Literacy

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The Middle Primary Skill Builder Literacy Course focuses on core Literacy skills using Haileybury’s Explicit Instruction model of teaching and learning. Lessons will be structured using the I Do, We Do, You Do explicit instruction framework, incorporating teacher modelling of skills, concepts and self-talk, teacher-led guided practice and independent practice.

Students will engage in daily reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and writing focus sessions. In reading, students will build decoding and fluency skills. Intensive daily text analysis will focus on literal, inferential and critical reading comprehension strategies and higher order thinking. Daily writing sessions will support students to structure complex sentences and incorporate high level vocabulary in context.

  • Commencing 09 January 2023
  • Apply before 30 November 2022
  • Duration 1 Week
  • Hours per week 3.5
  • Fees View fees
  • Department English

Unit focus areas

  • Reading – decoding, fluency and comprehension (literal, inferential, critical comprehension and higher order thinking)
  • Spelling strategies
  • Language Conventions – grammar, punctuation and figurative language
  • Writing – sentence structure and persuasive writing.


The suggested minimum requirement for the AEAS is 60%. Students below this level may not apply.

  • Part A English Assessment- 60/100 – minimum requirement.
  • Part B Non-Verbal General Ability and Part C Mathematics Reasoning Ability – 6/10- minimum requirement.


Time Activity
8.30 – 9.30 am
9.30 – 9.45 am
9.45 – 10.45 am
Language Conventions
10.45 – 11.00 am
11.00 am – 12.00 pm

Frequently asked Questions

Who is it for?
What does the Program cover?
When is the Program held?
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Who is it for?

The online learning Skills Builder Program is open to students in year levels 3 – 8. There are some application requirements which are detailed below.

Please note that the Summer Skill Builder program is not available to current Haileybury students.

What does the Program cover?

Classes have been carefully designed to help students strengthen their Literacy or Numeracy ability at their applicable year level. Classes will cover key learning areas and enable students to:

  • understand, analyse, interpret and evaluate information
  • develop and express ideas and opinions
  • build confidence with others and participate in Literacy and Numeracy activities at school.

When is the Program held?

Literacy Courses run from Monday, 9 January 2023 to Friday, 13 January 2023.

Teaching commences at 8.30 am [AEDT] each day with a full program which runs every morning.

What is the class structure?

All classes are administered by qualified Haileybury teachers, with a maximum of six students per class. Classes are conducted in a safe online environment where teachers can monitor each student's progress.

What can I expect from it?

Students can develop valuable understanding and strategies to help support their ongoing educational journeys. They can aim to fill in any gaps that may have appeared in the previous year, and build confidence ready for the new school year.

How much does the Program cost?

$780 for Years 3—4.

Fees are payable in full at the time of registration.

Find out more

Please note applications for the 2023 Program close on 30 November 2022.

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