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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

20th Mar 2024
Primary 1 used the software iMotion to create a educational video to help children order numbers to 5. They worked in groups...
7th Mar 2024
The children at Oakgrove IPSN had a great day today celebrating World Book Day 2024.Children brought their books to school...
1st Dec 2023
Each month one child in each class is selected for their hard work and effort in the area of Literacy, Numeracy, UICT, Integration,...
10th Nov 2023
Congratulations to our prize winners from The School Book Fair.  The competition was run on Facebook and people could...
5th Oct 2023
Oakgrove have been celebrating National Poetry Day.  In class during the week they wrote poems, read poems and listened...

World Book Day 2021