Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum and increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life.
The national guidelines 3-18 for English Language are divided into four areas:
Listening and Talking
In addition to the opportunities to develop literacy in all aspects of learning, there are strong connections between learning in English and learning in other areas of the curriculum. There are close links, for example, between the expressive arts and creative writing, and social studies and critical literacy.
Across all areas of the curriculum young people will be:
- engaged in talking together to deepen their learning and thinking
- working together to prepare for reading unfamiliar texts
- reading a wide range of texts to gather and analyse information for a range of purposes
- communicating information or opinions.
In Mossvale all pupils are taught French as part of the language programme.