We are delighted to announce that Senior Infants and First class have commenced the Literacy Lift Off Programme. This is a whole class early intervention programme aimed at raising literacy levels in reading, writing and comprehension.
The programme will consist of a daily literacy hour where resource and Learning Support teachers in collaboration with the class teacher and SNA will work in the classroom with small groups of children. The duration of the initiative is six weeks. Each session is organised into 4 or 5 ‘stations’ , with a specific 10 minute activity at each station.
This approach enables the children to experience focused and direct teaching that is tailored to the needs of each group. To deliver the programme effectively, Gaelscoil Bheanntraí has made a very substantial investment in Literacy resources including a range of specially graded ‘PM+’ readers.