Language and Literacy


Literacy focuses on developing each child’s ability to understand and use language, both spoken and written, as an integral part of learning in all areas. The development of these skills enables children to interact effectively in the world around them, to express themselves creatively and to communicate confidently, using the four modes of communication (Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing) and a variety of skills and media.

Language and Literacy should be considered in a holistic way, taking account of the integral nature of Talking and Listening and Reading and Writing which extend across all Areas of Learning. (Northern Ireland Primary Curriculum)