Litearrachd | Literacy

Bun sgoil Ghaidhlig Phort Righ Portree Gaelic school

Litearras, Gàidhlig, Beurla agus Fraingis | Literacy Gaelic, English and French

Pupils in Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Phort Rìgh will experience an environment which is rich in language and which sets high expectations for literacy and the use of language. Our pupils will engage with stories, literature and other texts which will enrich their learning, develop their language skills and enable them to enjoy reading. Developing oral language skills will be of particular importance in the Early Years. Teachers will balance play-based learning with more systematic development and learning of skills and techniques for reading, including phonics.

The main organisers in literacy and language are:

Listening and Talking Reading Writing

Èisteachd agus Labhairt | Listening and Talking

Children will work on developing their skills in listening and talking in a variety of situations at each stage of the school. The skills are important in themselves, but they also link closely to the skills of reading and writing.

Leughadh | Reading

From the Early levels, children will regularly listen to texts, rhyme, song and discuss books. Language acquisition is key in developing reading skills and children, parents and the school will work together to foster a life-long love of reading. The school uses Facal agus Fuaim, Storyworlds, Oxford Reading Tree and Discovery Worlds to develop reading and literacy skills at the infant stages. Novels and reference books are used at the middle and upper stages.

Sgrìobhadh | Writing

Personal, imaginative and functional writing skills are developed in a progressive manner, focusing on the skills and knowledge of the child and developing next steps appropriate to each child’s ability.

Teachers use a wide variety of topics and materials to stimulate writing and ensure that the skills of punctuation, spelling and grammar are developed.

Nua-chànan | Modern Language

In accordance with 1+2 approach to language learning, we include the teaching of a foreign language in the curriculum. The foreign language is French and is taught from

Primary 5-7. The aims of this programme are to encourage our children to have confidence in expressing themselves in a third language, and to increase their awareness of another culture.

Literacy and English.docx
Litearrachd agus Gaidhlig.docx
handwriting policy.doc