At Warren Farm, our philosophy is that the study of Literacy develops children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes. This includes the communication of their ideas, views and feelings. We enable the children to gain an understanding of how language works by looking at its patterns, structures and origins.
Literacy forms part of the school curriculum policy to provide a broad and balanced education to all children. Through our literacy teaching we provide learning opportunities that enable all children to make good progress. We strive hard to meet the needs of all groups of children and we take all reasonable steps to achieve this.
Our Literacy curriculum is based on understanding how learning takes place and of children’s love of Literacy. It also promotes the enjoyment of learning both information and skills essential for lifelong learning.
The skills that children develop in Literacy lessons are linked to, and applied in, every subject of our curriculum. The children’s skills in reading, writing and speaking and listening enable them to communicate and express themselves in all areas of their work at school. Our creative curriculum (Topic) is enhancing this.
There is a range of resources to support the teaching of Literacy across the school. All classrooms have dictionaries, thesauruses, word mats and other writing aids. All classrooms have a selection of fiction and non-fiction texts. The library contains a range of books to support children’s individual research and encourage reading for pleasure.
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