Whole School Literacy


Developing effective literacy skills is a key focus at SMCC. Literacy is taught and developed across every subject area. Each month the whole school will focus upon a literacy skill as shown below. Holiday patterns have been taken into account hence the months which have been consolidated.

September                                         Subject specific vocabulary

October                                              Reading Focus

November                                          Capital letters and full-stops

December/January                          Sentence structure and connectives

February                                            Paragraphs

March                                                 Purpose, audience and format

April                                                   Apostrophes

May                                                    Semi-colons and colons

June                                                   Exclamation and question marks

July                                                     Synonyms