Language and Literacy – English and French

Pupils learn about: - listening and talking, reading and writing.


Due emphasis is laid on the acquisition and development of skills in spelling, punctuation and structure of language as successful written communication is dependent on such skills. A wide range of methods and resources are used by teachers to provide stimulating and relevant learning experiences and the teaching of literacy is embedded across the whole of the curriculum.


French is taught to pupils in classes P6 and P7. The work has considerable emphasis on simple conversation, the acquisition of a basic French vocabulary and general awareness-raising about the country and its people and traditions. In recent years, the content of our programmes of study has been extended to include reading and writing.