The development of literacy skills plays an important role in all learning. This is organised in to 3 key areas:
- Listening & Talking
Our pupils will develop and extend literacy skills through opportunities to:
- communicate, collaborate and build relationships
- reflect on and explain literacy and thinking skills, using feedback to help 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 understanding of what is special, vibrant and valuable about their own and other cultures and their languages
- explore the richness and diversity of languages and how it can affect them, and the wide range of ways in which they can be creative
- extend and enrich vocabulary through listening, talking, watching and reading.
In developing English language skills:
- engage with a wide range of texts and develop an appreciation of the richness and breadth of Scotland’s literary and linguistic heritage
- enjoy exploring and discussing word patterns and text structures.
How can I support my child’s learning?
Parentzone’s Supporting literacy at home section has simple suggestions on how you can help develop your child’s literacy skills at home.
There are many interesting suggestions on the SCILT (Scotland’s National Centre for Languages) website, including a parental leaflet on the 1+2 policy, Leading on Languages.
Scottish Book Trust reading lists
The Scottish Book Trust has some age-appropriate suggestions for Scots books in their book lists: