Literacy focuses on developing each child’s ability to understand and use language as an integral part of learning in all areas in order to interact effectively with the world around them, to express themselves creatively and to communicate confidently (through Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing) using a variety of skills and media. Language and Literacy are fundamental prerequisites for thinking, learning and interacting in personal, social and work contexts throughout life. Literacy is therefore a key to learning as well as a key to enjoyment and personal growth.
Teaching ideas, downloadable resources and interactive games to support teachers in delivering basic Irish lessons and activities in Shared Cultural Hertiage.
These resources help to build capacity within primary schools so that they can teach elements of Ulster-Scots and shared cultural heritage using existing staff and resources.
Primary Languages has been developed to assist Primary teachers to develop and integrate an element of language teaching into their classroom.
Count, Read: Succeed
Further details on the strategy can be found on www.deni.gov.uk