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The Australian Curriculum sets expectations for what all Australian students should be taught. In Literacy and Numeracy, Whitfield State School teachers use the explicit teaching framework and consolidations. When teachers teach this way, student results improve and student success fosters self-confidence and enjoyment of schooling.

In the first part of each lesson, the teacher explains what to do in a clear, step-by-step fashion and demonstrates how to do it. Then the teacher and students follow these steps together, with lots of practice in between, and with the teacher continually checking for student understanding. Finally, students independently complete carefully chosen practice activities.

Prior to all explicit lessons, students are engaged with consolidations to practise and apply knowledge and skills. Knowledge is moved from short term to long term memory.