Literacy For Parents

Good literacy skills are a key factor in raising standards across all subjects.

Language is the main medium we use for teaching, learning and developing thinking, so it is at the heart of teaching and learning. Developing skills in literacy is about learning to use language to express, explore and communicate our thoughts, ideas and feelings with others. We do this through speaking, listening, reading and writing and getting better at literacy means making progress in each of these areas.

Did you know?

  • Less than half of 8 to 16 year olds have read a book in the last month.
  • 49% of children and young adults think that reading is boring.
  • Children who enjoy reading are 5 times more likely to be ‘above average’ in their Reading Assessment levels.
  • 22% of children report that no one at home encourages them to read.
  • 1 in 3 children do not own a book.
  • 62% of boys do not enjoy writing and pupils at Key Stage 4 are the least likely to enjoy writing.
  • Research shows that the average length of a student’s contribution to a class discussion is 4 words.

At Victory Park we adopt a cross-curricular focus to promoting good literacy amongst our pupils and staff. We believe that promoting literacy is a whole school responsibility and not just that of the English department. 

We invite you to join us in developing your child’s literacy at home. We have included some useful resources to aid you in supporting your child's literacy and will be providing new resources on a regular basis. If you have any further questions about literacy at home or at school, please don’t hesitate to contact the Literacy Coordinator, Miss N Berryman-Brown on nberrymanbrown@victorypark.org.uk .

Literacy Resources

Click here for Book Finder Guide

Click here for KS3 Suggested Reading

Click here for KS4 Suggested Reading

Click here for Literacy Guide for Parents

Click here for 100 Difficult words to spell

Click here for Useful Connectives

Click here for Words Instead of 'Said'

Click here for Punctuation

Click here for Parts of Speech

Click here for How to Write a Newspaper Article