Foundation Literacy And Numeracy
Literacy and numeracy are not just foundations skills but they are lifelong learning skills. These skills empower students to make meaning, think critically and creatively, and reach their full potential. Throughout the grades, literacy and numeracy are applied across all areas of learning.
“Literacy is the ability to understand, critically analyze, and create a variety of forms of communication, including oral, written, visual, digital, and multimedia, to accomplish one’s goals. Literacy helps students apply reading, writing, speaking and listening skills across a variety of subject areas.”
“Numeracy is the ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts, processes, and skills to solve problems and make decisions in a variety of situations, including real-life scenarios. In our preschool learning environment is such that, teachers provide mathematical information when they convey while interacting with children. ‘Maths talk’ in their everyday interactions with children helps to enhance opportunities for children to develop their early numeracy skills.
Children can benefit from playtime. Games offer a fun-filled, relaxed environment where they can practice using new words and are free to express themselves. Participating in recreational activities is an effective way to develop language and communication skills. It also helps your child to be more socially confident and may be a way to forge friendships. Words can be a lot of fun if we know how to maximize their use. Together, they can be made up into stories, songs, and a whole lot of other things that will help your children are more eloquent Word games. Expand your child’s vocabulary with word games. Suggested ways are as follows:
The repetitive chanting, reading, writing, or hearing of rhymes promotes good listening skills and memory retention, aside from developing speech
While storybooks provide ample entertainment, sharing stories – whether real or make-believe – can provide a good bonding time with your children. It not only enhances vocabulary but improves imagination power.
Aside from harnessing their musical abilities, songs also help children learn new words. Lyrics have a sense of rhyme and rhythm so it will be easy and entertaining for them to sing along. In addition, simply putting a tune to an activity can be a fun game that you can play with your children, develop their communication skills.
We focus on these five elements which help in improving literacy and numeracy outcomes:
- A continued focus on intervention in the early years of schooling
- Clear guidance on explicit teaching and better, faster diagnostic assessments
- More support for literacy and numeracy in secondary schools
- Quality training for teacher education students in literacy and numeracy
- Rigorous evaluation to focus investment and effort on what works.
- Our main aim is to lay Emphasis on mathematical thinking during the foundational years.