Within Curriculum for Excellence the Literacy Framework has three elements:

  • Listening and Talking
  • Reading
  • Writing


Listening and Talking

Listening and Talking skills permeate all areas of the curriculum and in our daily ethos at East Fulton. Children learn how to contribute ideas and opinions confidently, effectively and fluently, whilst respecting the rights of others to be heard.


In the Early Stages, we begin sound and letter recognition and raise phonological awareness through our Jolly Phonics Programme.

At East Fulton, our core reading schemes are Collins Big Cat in the Lower school and Literacy World in the Middle and Upper school. Children develop their reading skills using a variety of approaches. We aim to foster a positive reading culture within our school where children are reading for enjoyment on a regular basis and developing positive reading habits. We make effective use of an extensive bank of both fiction and non-fiction resources within our classes, school library and our literacy programme, developing and enriching childrens’ reading experiences and cultural capital.


We strive for all of our East Fulton pupils to develop into thoughtful readers and creative writers and it is through the Talk For Writing approach we believe we can achieve this. East Fulton began implementing the Talk for Writing approach in ­­­­­­­­­­­­2022. It is a creative, yet rigorous approach developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is fundamentally based on the key principles of how children learn.

Talk for Writing enables children to imitate the key language patterns they need for a particular text type orally before they try reading and analysing it. We do this through fun activities which help the pupils rehearse the language they need (imitate), followed by shared writing (innovate) to show them how to craft their writing. By learning different text types, like short stories and poems in this way, children are helped to write in the same style. The movement from imitation to innovation to independent application is adapted to suit the needs of learners of any stage and fosters an enthusiasm for writing across our whole school.



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