Children’s language skills are developed through a programme of language work involving listening, talking, reading and writing.

Structured programmes are in place which promote the children’s development in these four areas and this will include work on phonics, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading is taught using a wide variety of books to develop comprehension and fluency.

As well as programmes, children develop language naturally in a variety of different experiences across the curriculum.

As part of the 1 + 2 initiative, French is taught to all pupils from Primary 1 to Primary 7. The pupils

learn vocabulary and participate in games and simple writing activities.