Literacy is one of our core subjects and is taught in discrete sessions throughout the school. Literacy can be broken into key areas:
- Punctuation and grammar
- Speaking and listening
The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Read easily, fluently and with good understanding.
- Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.
- Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
- Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.
- Write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.
- Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
- Are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.
At Riverside we teach literacy skills through a range of different programmes and techniques that are designed to support children’s development in the key areas above. Below are some of the programmes we use to support literacy development: