Through the provision of the literacy learning opportunities we aim to provide an environment in which children can develop and communicate through the four modes of language – reading, writing, speaking and listening.
We have a wide range of books available for children to read both in school and at home including ICT based materials.
Parents/Carers can purchase book bags from school.
It is important for parents to be supportive, enabling their child to make progress in reading.
Children are taught both to read and understand books from a variety of different styles and for different purposes.
We encourage pupils to form opinions and be able to discuss what they have read.
Writing opportunities are closely linked both with work children have done in reading and other subjects across the curriculum. Children are helped to develop a writing style that is both joined and legible. We also encourage children to develop their writing for a range of different purposes.
We have placed an increasing emphasis on speaking and listening. This is developed through weekly speaking and listening assemblies in which all children are given an opportunity to participate.
Pupils are also encouraged to respond to others using more detail as they progress through school.
Children are assessed throughout school to give a clear picture of their progress. Those children needing extra support will have access to a range of different strategies the school is currently running to enable children to make the best progress possible.