Literacy & English

In Craigmarloch Primary Department, literacy is taught in a variety of ways in order to meet the needs of different learners.

As our pupils begin to read and write, we focus on multi-sensory approaches to develop sound and phonological awareness, as well as gross and fine motor skills. We enjoy lots of nursery rhymes, sensory stories, story sacks, musical games and sound awareness activities to help us become ready to read, and many fun activities to build the strength in our arms, hands and fingers to get us ready to mark-make and write.

Phonics and Spelling
In Craigmarloch, we follow the Inverclyde approach of Active Literacy to teach phonics and spelling. We use a multi-sensory approach to teaching and learning new phonemes and enjoy a variety of activities to help us read, spell and write.

We use the Oxford Reading Tree Reading scheme, and also make use of the Ginn 360 and Bug Club reading schemes to meet the needs of individuals learners. We enjoy class libraries and access lots of different types of books, stories and poems and have daily opportunities to read and write. We also enjoy sensory stories and personalised story books that we create in order to make reading memorable and individualised for us.

All activities are planned and taught in order to meet the needs of individual learners throughout the school.


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