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Teaching and learning

 The Cranbrook State School Curriculum Plan details the 'when' and 'what' students will be learning across the year.




Cranbrook State School are using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model when teaching our students.  We have separated the model into teacher roles and student roles.  These roles are made clear to students at the beginning of every year and elaborated on during each lesson.  All units, weeks, days and lessons are tailored using our pedagogical model and are visible in every classroom. 

Literacy foundations


Literacy is the core business of our school for every student. Our vision is to ensure that


Cranbrook State School prepares literate students for the challenges of learning. It is imperative that students are assessment literate learners and are able to articulate what their reading learning goal/s is/are and identify what they need to do to improve.


Our mission in reading is 'every child, everyday has the opportunity to be literate through the quality teaching practise of reading'.


Numeracy foundations - Number


At Cranbrook State School, we believe that Mathematics assists children to develop strategies for managing time and money, interpreting data, estimating and taking measurements, giving and following directions, making calculations and determining the probability of events.


We are currently trialling a Guaranteed Mathematics Curriculum that focuses primarily on the Number strand.  With a strong foundation in number knowledge students transfer this information into the other stands of Mathematics.