Literacy and English

Literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Being literate increases opportunities for the individual in all aspects of life, lays the foundations for lifelong learning and work, and contributes strongly to the development of all four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence.

The three areas of focus within literacy are:

• listening and talking
• reading
• writing

The development of literacy skills plays an important role in all learning.

In developing and extending their literacy skills children will have the opportunities to:

• communicate, collaborate and build relationships
• reflect on and explain their literacy and thinking skills, using feedback to help them improve and sensitively provide useful feedback for others
• engage with and create a wide range of texts in different media, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by ICT
• develop their understanding of what is special, vibrant and valuable about their own and other cultures and their languages
• explore the richness and diversity of language , how it can affect them, and the wide range of ways in which they and others can be creative
• extend and enrich their vocabulary through listening, talking, watching and reading. (Curriculum for Excellence: Literacy and English Principles and Practice)

At Larkfield Children's Centre we develop literacy and english across the whole curriculum.

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