This aspect of the curriculum is divided into 4 main areas:

  • Listening & Talking
  • Writing
  • Reading


Listening & Talking: Our children are encouraged at the earliest opportunity to listen and concentrate, to take part in discussions and are given the opportunity on a regular basis to develop their skills in debating and reasoning through talk.

Writing: all children are taught Functional forms of written language e.g. letter writing, form filling and writing instructions. Children also develop Imaginative written language skills through poetry and story writing as well as further incorporating Personal writing, expressing their thoughts clearly and extending their communication. Handwriting, phonics, spelling, punctuation and grammar are taught regularly and systematically. Children are trained to appreciate the importance of accuracy and neatness in their written work. Children are provided opportunities to evaluate their own work as well as the work of others through self and peer assessment.

Reading: The curriculum is supported by the use of Bug Club Reading scheme which is used to further develop comprehension and understanding of the written word in a variety of contexts. Novel studies also supplement pupils experience of reading enhancing their vocabulary. Great emphasis is placed on the enjoyment gained through reading.

Main Resources: Reading P1 – P5 Bug Club.

Language Programme – North Lanarkshire Active Literacy Programme

Big Write P1 – P7 – Whole school writing programme

Appropriate use will be made of the school’s many resources to help the child practice their skills and so become competent and confident to use them in all walks of life. The learning programmes will be tailored to suit your child’s needs.

Modern Language Training: Pupils will engage with French from Primary 1 through to Primary 7 in line with National Guidelines as we proceed with the implementation of the Languages 1 + 2 approach. We  also engage with Spanish in the upper school.

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