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Oakgrove Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Limavady

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. Language is used to communicate with people, to share and express feelings, to give and obtain information and to understand ideas and develop thoughts.

Language and literacy are considered in a holistic way, taking account of the integral nature of the areas of Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing which extend across all areas of the curriculum.


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.

For further information about Language and Literacy at Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 from The Northern Ireland Curriculum click here.


Language & Literacy News

25th Nov 2020
Primary 4A were very lucky to have had the first Virtual Library Visit for Primary Schools with the Central Library. ...
1st Oct 2020
Today in Primary 4 we celebrated National Poetry Day.  We listened to poems, said poems and learnt new facts about poets....
13th May 2020
For anyone missing school and their friends and teachers here is a lovely little book for you to read. How Not To Go To School 
6th Mar 2020
Primary 4 visit the CCA Gallery (Centre for Contemporary Art) to see the exhibitions and work with artists.  As...
5th Mar 2020
P5B investigated circuits through their class novel “Gangsta Granny” for World Book Day today. They created electrical...