Literacy

Literacy across the Curriculum

The development of good literacy skills is a key learning and teaching focus at Saint Michael’s and we feel strongly that all staff, regardless of the subject they teach, are responsible for promoting, teaching and improving pupils’ basic literacy.

Each term, we have a different writing focus which will be shared below and across the school we try to involve pupils in that focus, and in turn, hopefully improve their basic literacy skills.

In addition, as a school we see the immense value in promoting a lifelong love of reading with our pupils and with a range of activities, promotions, competitions and of course, our wonderful school library we hope to instil a passion and enthusiasm for reading in all our pupils.

Finally, we value communication, speaking and listening, very highly and again, across the whole school, pupils are given many opportunities to develop their oratory skills, through individual presentation, group discussion and drama based activities.

Michaelmas Term 1: Capital letters and full stops

Michaelmas Term 2: Spelling (common homophones)

Lent Term 1: Paragraphs (Current Focus)

Lent Term 2: Connectives

Trinity Term 1: Apostrophes

Trinity Term 2: Interesting Vocabulary