From September 2013, the Welsh Government’s Literacy and Numeracy Framework has been statutory in school. We are working to embed literacy skills across the curriculum to develop oracy, reading and writing activities in all subjects.

Recently Year 1 have been learning about pollinators. They used PicCollage on the iPads to document their knowledge, writing accurately in sentences and using specific words that related to the topic.

Here are two examples of a Padlet. The first, shows how Miss Pilmoor’s class have been using imagery in their descriptive writing. These are Year 5 and 6 children working on the objective of ‘using varied and appropriate vocabulary’ to include metaphors, personification and onomatopoeia.

Mrs Parker’s class have recently been “doing literacy” in Science. They researched creatures featured in Michael Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom and compiled fact files. The Padlet below shows the class’s favourite facts.