Literacy and English

Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum and increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life.

Curriculum for Excellence – Literacy and English

Our Literacy and English programmes and courses cover:

Listening and Talking
Reading
Writing

At St Mark’s we use a wide range of resources to teach reading.  In the infant department our core resource is Storyworld, these book will be sent home as part of your childs’ homework programme.  In the middle and upper school Literacy World is our core resource.  Jolly Phonics and Nelson Spelling are used to teach spelling throughout the school.  We promote active spelling strategies and use these for homework.

Throughout their time at St Mark’s your child will develop a range of writing skills, these skills are taught weekly with pupils writing imaginative stories, poetry, reports, recounts, letters and more.  These writing skills are then developed in a variety of real life situations.

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