Literacy and English

The development of literacy skills plays an important role in all learning.

Children develop and extend their literacy skills when they have opportunities to:

  • communicate, collaborate and build relationships
  • reflect on and explain their literacy and thinking skills, using feedback to help them improve and sensitively provide useful feedback for others
  • engage with and create a wide range of texts in different media, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT
  • develop their understanding of what is special, vibrant and valuable about their own and other cultures and their languages
  • explore the richness and diversity of language, how it can affect them and the wide range of ways in which they and others can be creative
  • extend and enrich their vocabulary through listening, talking, reading and writing.

In developing English language skills:

  • children engage with a wide range of texts and develop an appreciation of the richness and breadth of Scotland’s literacy and linguistic heritage
  • children enjoy exploring and discussing word patterns and text structures.

Early Literacy – An important emphasis is placed on strategies to improve literacy in the early years and subsequently throughout primary school.

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