Literacy skills are high at our school and we pride ourselves in the excellent results and achievements in reading and writing. Children learn to speak confidently and listen to others. They learn to read and write independently and with enthusiasm. They use language to explore their own experiences and imaginary worlds. Areas studied in Literacy include role-play, drama, spelling, composition, handwriting, punctuation, grammar, discussion, phonics, reading, and comprehension.
Each classroom has a book area where children have easy access to a range of literature. Book choosing and sharing is given high priority across the curriculum.
Children have regular access to our library books and each class is timetabled to spend time in our Library.
Children take a reading book home daily and parents are encouraged to share these books with their child. Positive comments regarding achievement are written as well as stating progress through the book.
Teachers are concerned with teaching the skills, techniques and strategies necessary in reading. Children are constantly exposed to reading material and most activities involve some form of reading practice.
Writing takes many forms and the children learn to write for a range of purposes and audiences.
Literacy skills are used throughout the curriculum.