Within literacy there are three main areas of of language which are speaking and listening, reading and writing. These all intertwine and help the children to develop in literacy.
The aims of literacy are to develop children’s abilities to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. It enables children to express themselves creatively and imaginatively.
The aim of the Primary Framework for literacy is to support and increase all children’s access to excellent teaching, leading to exciting and successful learning and to support the children to make the progress of which they are capable.
Within my setting we have the aims for writing, reading and speaking and listening within our English and Literacy Policy. They are as follows:
Speaking and listening
To develop articulate and cinfident speakers
To develop critical, thoughtful and sensitive listeners
To foster a love of reading to develop an ability to read, understand and respon to all types of writing as well as the development of information retrieval for study
To hear stories told or read aloud and to hear and share poetry
To experience a range of fiction and non-fiction
To help children gain confidence in becoming independent readers
To encourage parents to actively share in reading activities
To achieve an appropriate level of literacy in all children
To enable children to read for information with understanding, in purposeful situations
To promote shared, guided and silent independent reading
To foster a love of writing
To give children confidence in their ability as independent writers
To provide frequent opportunities to write for a variety of purposes and audiences
To encourage children to acquire a range of writing skills
To encourage children to learn about the techniques, craft and process of writing
To enable children to use the conventions of spelling