Language is a life skill. It is through language that we explore, organise and make sense of our own experiences. Through language we are able to develop skills essential in the adult world. The learning of language and its uses is a process that goes on for the whole of our lives.

 

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Our aim is to provide experiences that will enable the children to:

  • Ask and respond to questions with increased confidence
  • Develop their interactive skills and the ability to contribute from their own experiences
  • Develop the skill to be able to listen to others
  • Express opinions, describe events, present information, debate issues and to construct an argument
  • Develop their self-esteem

 

READING

We aim to:

  • Foster an enjoyment of reading
  • Give the children the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to read
  • Give the children confidence to work with a variety of media
  • Develop the child’s self-esteem
  • Develop close links with parents providing a partnership between home and school to support the child

 

WRITING

We aim to:

  • Generate enthusiasm and interest in writing
  • Enable the children to write in a variety of styles
  • Enable the children to write for a range of audiences and purposes
  • Provide opportunities for learning through writing
  • Make the children aware of the conventions of writing – including grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Develop self-esteem

 

We have created a guide for parents to help support the development of your child’s literacy skills.  Our glossary of Literacy Terms can be accessed via the link below:

Glossary of Terms

 

Useful websites:

http://www.literacytrust.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/your_involvement/