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Woodlawn Primary School, Carrickfergus


Language and Literacy

At Woodlawn Primary school, we truly believe that language and communication are life skills which need to be nurtured and developed from the moment children walk through our doors. Our overall aim for Literacy is to support children with their reading and writing development during their years with us so they are equipped with skills to take beyond their Primary School years.

Key aims of our Language and Literacy curriculum:

As a school, we aim to promote a high standard of Literacy by supporting children with their development of accurate spoken and written English, alongside confidence and enjoyment when accessing a wide range of literature. Through participation with the English curriculum, all pupils will:

  • Develop communication and spoken language skills through collaboration and encouragement.
  • Read with enjoyment; fluently, confidently and with a sense of success.
  • Develop a love of reading and reading habits, understanding the main purposes of reading information finding and for pleasure.
  • Develop a repertoire of vocabulary which is rich, thoughtful and challenging.
  • Write creatively and coherently with confidence and a sense of pride and achievement.
  • Write for a purpose and to engage an audience, whilst showcasing their individual flare and style.

Through a love of reading, which currently radiates through school, we strive to engage and motivate all of our learners to enjoy and appreciate literature and have ownership over the books they choose and identify with. Cross-curricular links are integral to the ethos of our school and high-quality literature plays a pivotal role in this.



P2 have been reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’.  We have...


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