Literacy and English

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

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.

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.  At Uplawmoor Primary we use a wide variety of resources to teach reading.  Books will be sent home as part of your child’s homework programme.

Throughout their time at Uplawmoor, your child will develop a range of writing skills, these skills are taught through writing imaginative stories, poetry, reports, recounts, letter and more.  These writing skills are then developed in a variety of real life situations e.g. writing a letter to invite a visitor into school.

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

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