ERIC Number: ED472407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Guidance on the Organisation of the National Literacy Strategy in Reception Classes. The National Literacy Strategy.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
The importance of appropriate communication, language and literacy learning in the early years cannot be overestimated. Children who enter school with well-developed communication and literacy skills have a considerable advantage over those who have yet to start. In England, children enter Reception classes at different points throughout the school year--most children spend some time in Reception class between their fourth and fifth birthdays. This booklet is intended for staff working with children in Reception classes. The booklet provides guidance on the way teachers should teach the different elements of the Literacy Hour flexibly throughout the day and appropriately to the age of the children; and considers progress towards appropriate organization for Year 1 classes. It also clarifies how the National Literacy Strategy Framework fits within the context of foundation stage teaching. (NKA)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Foreign Countries, Guides, Kindergarten, Literacy, Staff Role, Young Children
Department for Education and Skills (DfES), PROLOG, P.O. Box 5050, Sherwood Park, Annesley, Notts NG15 0DJ. Tel: 0845 6022260; Fax: 0845 6033360; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.standards.dfee.gov.uk/midbins/literacy/NLS1203.PDF.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).