Emerging Literacy: Term 2 Update

The Emerging Literacy Term 2 Update includes: a debrief of the Year Group Networks in October/ November, and links to resources following the networks an overview of the Buddy Group Networks in January, and a link to the the information and resources for the session a summary of the Northern Alliance Emerging Literacy 18/19 interim […]

Our Creative Journey

The Care Inspectorate document ‘Our Creative Journey‘ shares how Expressive Arts can be developed within early learning and childcare settings. Within the document, there are a number of examples which can supporting children’s Emerging Literacy development. A few of the examples: pg.7 details the work of stories, songs, games and rhymes pgs.24 and 25 share […]

Bookbug Session Leader Training – Fort William

Through our ongoing partnership with High Life Highland libraries, the Bookbug Session Leader training which was offered in areas across Highland earlier this session will be available in Fort William on Tuesday 17th April 2018, 10am – 3.30pm. This can be applied for through the CPD Calendar. Bookbug Session Leader Training Bookbug sessions are designed […]

Singing to Learn, Learning to Sing

Singing to Learn, Learning to Sing is the new practitioner learning resource from Education Scotland which develops practitioners’ knowledge and understanding of singing and provides practical suggestions how to develop singing within ELC settings and school. The resources can be used to support rhyme and rhythm in phonological awareness development and the physical warm up […]

Decodable Readers – Hilton Primary School

Following our post on SPELD SA Phonic Readers, Hilton Primary School, Inverness, have kindly shared some simple decodable resources which they have created to support family engagement through home learning. The eight mini-books which have been created have been designed as simple four page decodable readers which can be used to demonstrate learners’ blending skills. There has […]

Bookbug Session Leader Training – CPD Calendar

Through our continued partnership with High Life Highland Libraries to support the development of Emerging Literacy, Highland Libraries are providing Bookbug Session Leader training for nurseries and schools who will lead Bookbug sessions with their children in nursery and primary 1, along with their families. The first round of sessions is now available to apply […]

Scottish Book Trust Classroom Resources

The Scottish Book Trust have a bank of great learning resources to support literacy development in Early Learning and Childcare (ELCC) settings and schools. CLICK HERE – Scottish Book Trust Learning Resources Some new resources which are worth checking out . . .  Creating Comics, inspired by ‘Evil Emperor Penguin’ Get creating comics with Laura […]

Phonological Awareness – VIDEOS

During the filming which took place to create the Words Up Key Messages Videos, there were a number of great learning activities which developed Phonological Awareness skills. Watch the videos below to see the development of some aspects of Phonological Awareness. Word Boundaries Rhyme Awareness and Detection Syllable Detection Rhyme Production Onset/Rime  

Phonological Awareness – Videos

Watch the videos below to see aspects of Phonological Awareness skills developed through a variety of learning activities. Word Boundaries Rhyme Awareness and Detection Syllable Detection Rhyme Production Onset/Rime  

Wee Windaes – Scots Language

The Wee Windaes website has been developed in partnership between the National Library of Scotland and Creative Scotland aiming to raise awareness of the history, richness and cultural significance of Scots from its use as the language of the state in the Middle Ages to its appearance in 20th century novels and poetry. CLICK HERE – Wee Windaes […]