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Literacy Policy: East Barnet School

“Words for life” – The National Literacy Trust

Definition
Literacy is defined as the four strands of language – listening, speaking, reading and writing – therefore, to communicate clearly and effectively in social and academic situations, our students need to demonstrate proficient use of all four literacy skills.

Principles

  • We hold the belief that raising standards of literacy is central to improving achievement throughout the curriculum areas.
  • We recognise that all teachers are teachers of Literacy as we all have a crucial role to play in supporting students’ literacy development.
  • Our vision is to empower all students, from the least to the most able, with a set of thinking, listening, speaking, reading and writing skills so that they have the ability to access, process and express knowledge appropriately in curriculum areas, examinations and life beyond school.
  • As The National Literacy Trust state, we are teaching and supporting our students to develop “words for life”.

Aims

  • Raise standards of literacy across the curriculum by teaching, modelling and providing students with the opportunity to develop the skills required for the four strands of language – listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • Encourage and promote existing literacy initiatives and events, for example, author visits, reading events and competitions, in order to develop and establish a reading culture.
Click here to read the Complete EBS Literacy Policy

 

 Writer of the Month

In celebration of all the amazing authors out there, we are promoting a writer a month – why not read one of their books during their month?

Writer of the Month

September

EBS September Writer of the Month JK Rowling

October

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October is Black History Month! Click here to see a list a suggested reading list.

November

john-green

December

winter-reads

January

January Writer of the Month

February

Coming soon!

March

April

May

June

Check out our list of summer reading!

 

Writing Tip of the Month

Looking to improve? Check out our writing tip of the month!

Writing Tip of the Month

September

EBS IE and EG Writing Tip of the Month

October

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November

homophones

December

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January

January Writing Tip of the Month

February

March

April

May

June

Coming soon!

 

Literacy News

  • Boxing News Online Journalist Talks to EBS Students
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  • Dan Freedman Talks to EBS Students
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  • Books About Town Competition 2015
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  • Author Phil Earle Visits EBS
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Articles

From time to time, we will provide links about the importance of literacy and literacy in the classroom.

How to use Classroom Conversation to Improve Learning

Discussion is a powerful tool in helping students to understand new concepts, but it needs to be inclusive and structured

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2016/sep/07/how-to-classroom-conversation-can

GUARDIAN WEBSITE SEPT 2016