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Literacy skills are a part of a child’s everyday life and are fundamental to all other learning. Our children have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of learning experiences to promote their literacy development. We aim to provide a language rich environment to promote and encourage language and communication. We are currently working towards achieving the Language and Communication Friendly Establishment Accreditation. More information on this can be found in the news and events tab. 

We plan age and stage appropriate learning experiences for each child using the Experiences and Outcomes from the Curriculum for Excellence. The 3 literacy categories are: Listening and Talking, Reading and Writing. We also use the Literacy for All frameworks to track and assess learning.

Phonological Awareness also plays a vital role in the development of literacy skills. The Phonological Awareness Pack contains activities in listening, rhyme, syllables, and initial sounds. We use these activities to track the children's development and use this knowledge to plan their next steps in learning. 

Please click on any of the documents below to find out more. 

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

We also support our children and families with English as an Additional Language (EAL). Although it is important for an EAL child to have good role modelling of the English language whilst at nursery it is also just as important to promote thie rhome language. It is easier for a child to learn English when they are confident in their home language. Promotion of  a child's home langauge can also support their self esteem and sense of cultural identity. If you would like to learn more about how we could support you or your child please speak to a member of staff.