Foundation Stage Language and Literacy

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 language and literacy is crucial to living and learning. We use language to communicate, to share and express feelings, to give and obtain information and to understand ideas and develop thoughts.

We should consider language and literacy holistically, taking account of the connections between Talking and Listening and Reading and Writing, which extend across all areas of the curriculum.

For further details see the Statutory Requirement for Language and Literacy at Foundation Stage.

Curriculum Objectives

Language and Literacy provides learning opportunities that help young people to develop as:

  • individuals,
  • contributors to society, and
  • contributors to the economy and environment.

The Cross-Curricular Skill of Communication

Communication includes the skills of Talking and Listening, and Reading and Writing in a range of contexts across the curriculum. The Cross-Curricular Skill of Communication can be used to measure the standards of pupil competency in Language and Literacy.

For further details on Communication see Communications at Foundation Stage in the Curriculum section of the CCEA website.

Assessing Communication at Foundation Stage

Assessing Communication in different contexts across the curriculum helps you to monitor and track the effectiveness of the Literacy strategies in your school.

For details on the assessment of Communication, see Assessment at Foundation Stage in the Curriculum section of the CCEA website.

Contacts

For more information on Language and Literacy contact:

Lyn Lynch
llynch@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2607

Janice MacArthur
jmacarthur@ccea.org.uk
(028) 9026 1200 ext. 2631

Resources

Language and Literacy in the Foundation Stage

Framework for Literacy DevelopmentPhonological AwarenessTalking and ListeningWritingReadingReferance Cards

Count, Read: Succeed

A strategy to improve outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

Count, Read: Succeed, A Strategy to Improve Outcomes in Literacy and Numeracy

You can find further details on strategy at www.education-ni.gov.uk