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Knocknagoney Primary School and Nursery Unit, Knocknagoney Road, Belfast



Literacy focuses on developing each child’s ability to understand and use language as an integral part of learning in all areas in order to interact effectively with the world around them, to express themselves creatively and to communicate confidently (through Talking and Listening, Reading and Writing) using a variety of skills and media.  Language and Literacy are fundamental prerequisites for thinking, learning and interacting in personal, social and work contexts throughout life. Literacy is therefore a key to learning as well as a key to enjoyment and personal growth.

At Knocknagoney Primary school we provide additional Literacy support through the ‘Reading partnership programme’ and also enjoy links with BITCNI who deliver Time 2 Read sessions with our KS2 pupils. We are also very fortunate to have a dedicated Literacy support teacher Mrs McCusker who withdraws small groups of children for targeted support within Literacy to help them to reach their full potential.

At Knocknagoney Primary school we have our own well stocked library of books as well as a large selection of Story sacks for use by Foundation and KS1. We run a parent and child library so that pupils and parents can make use of our wide range of literacy resources at home as well as in school. We also offer numerous Parent courses throughout the school year with a focus on how you can help your child at home.

In Knocknagoney Primary school we have access to fantastic online learning tools. Read&Write is available to all pupils. Bug Club online reading is used in KS1 and Accelerated Reader is enjoyed by pupils in KS2.



25th May 2021
Both P4 classes had an exciting opportunity to work with the facilitators from Fighting...
5th Mar 2021
P5 have been reading lots of different books at home this week, and were challenged...
4th Mar 2021
As it was World Book Day this week, P5 were set a number of exciting challenges to...