At Greenhithe School we value literacy, which is essential to learning and communicating. Reading, writing, speaking and listening are important life skills that help our students to make sense of the world.
In the early years, our literacy learning includes developing fundamental physical skills such as body movement, body awareness and balance, as well as developing fine motor skills.
As the students progress with their literacy skill level they become more independent and can apply these across a range of curriculum learning areas, for example, to write a set of instructions for a new game as part of physical education. Class discussions and sharing of personal interests, or news is part of the literacy programme helping to develop essential communication skills, such as taking turns, active listening and effective questioning.