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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

14th Dec 2021
Congratulations to everyone in Primary 4 who graduated from the Paired Reading Programme. Everyone worked very hard and enjoyed...
8th Oct 2021
Throughout the school we celebrate National Poetry Day at Oakgrove IPSN.  Some classes read poems, some wrote poems...
23rd Apr 2021
Primary 4 were able to make the most of the weather and our lovely grounds by taking our reading outdoors.  Here is...
4th Mar 2021
Throughout the whole of the school we celebrated World Book Day this week.  We were invited to the Harper Collins Children's...
18th Feb 2021
Our exciting School’s Shared Education Programme involves monthly Theme Activities linking all our schools.  Chapel...

World Book Day 2021