Literacy and English

Literacy is defined as ‘the set of skills which allows an individual to engage fully in society and in learning, through the different forms of language and the range of texts, which society values and finds useful’ (Principles and practice: Literacy across learning, 2009). Our language programme aims to develop children’s skills in listening, talking, reading and writing.

Reading is a very complex process, involving many skills. Children are taught phonics or sounds and blend these to make words. They are also introduced to the most common words. In writing children write for different purposes and for different audiences.

Pupils develop their literacy skills through all areas of learning. To begin with, a great deal of learning will be achieved through listening and talking. They will learn how to read, spell and write and go on to develop more advanced skills.

Please click to read the Curriculum for Excellence Factfile – Literacy across Learning

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