Summarise the relevant policy and age-related expectations of learners relevant to literacy development in the setting
I work within a primary school in Year 2, which is Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum.
During Key Stage 1, children learn how to express their ideas and experiences clearly and creatively using spoken and written forms of language. Children listen to and read stories, poems and rhymes from all over the world as well as using books to discover new information.
During Key Stage 2, children learn to listen to and discuss the ideas of others in addition to presenting their own ideas. Children read for pleasure and to discover new information as well as being able to discuss their opinions about what they have read. Children should now be able to put their thoughts into writing more easily due to increased understanding of language structure, spelling and punctuation.
During Key Stage 3, children should continue to extend the effective use of the four key English skills by speaking clearly, listening closely, reading carefully and writing fluently. These skills will help pupils to express themselves creatively and increase their confidence. Children should read classic and contemporary prose and poetry from around the world, examining how writers use language and considering the social/moral issues raised.
During Key Stage 4, pupils will learn to use language confidently, both in their academic studies and for the world beyond school. Pupils use and analyse complex features of language; they are keen readers who can read many kinds of text and make articulate and perceptive comments about them.
Literacy means the ability to read and write. The term ‘literacy’ has only recently been applied as the definitive term for reading and writing, especially since the introduction of The National Literacy Strategy in schools. In October 2006, the Primary Framework for Literacy replaced The National Literacy Strategy Framework for Teaching....