The Fountas & Pinnell Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) is a powerful, short-term intervention that provides intensive, small-group instruction, which supplements classroom literacy teaching.

The goal of LLI is to lift the literacy achievement of students who are not achieving grade-level expectations in reading.

This short-term intervention program is currently being offered to students in Years 1, 2 & 3 at St Thomas'.



At St Thomas’ Primary School the Extending Mathematical Understanding (EMU) Intervention Program is delivered by a trained specialist teacher. This intensive program is offered to students in Year 1 who are vulnerable in their mathematics learning. This program assists students who are vulnerable in aspects of whole number learning and are at risk of not learning school mathematics successfully. It builds on and is coordinated with classroom mathematics programs but involves additional levels of support and teaching aimed at accelerating students’ mathematics learning. Each level of support represents an increase in intensity of teaching and assistance offered to a student by the EMU specialist teacher.

The three levels are:

Level 1.  Advice provided to classroom teachers supplemented with Individual Learning Plans which outline learning goals and experiences that will boost students’ learning.  Ongoing monitoring of each student’s progress is also provided.

Level 2. Advice provided for classroom teachers and in-class support for students supplemented with Individual Learning Plans outlining learning goals and experiences that will boost students’ learning; and  

Level 3. EMU intervention program for groups of 3 students (10-20 weeks) that is planned and taught by the specialist teacher and coordinated with a student’s classroom mathematics program.