Literacy

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.

Anthony J. AngleoWriter

At The Mulberry House School, we believe that Language, Communication and Literacy are fundamental life skills. They all develop children’s ability to listen, speak, read and write for a wide range of purposes – all of which is essential if they are to be able to communicate effectively in their adult lives. We aim to equip children to be able to express themselves creatively and imaginatively as they become enthusiastic and critical readers of stories, poetry and drama, as well as of non-fiction and media texts.

In the Prep years we have a successful Reading Buddy programme, annual school newspaper and we continually celebrate our children’s literary achievements through school assemblies, class presentations and displays. To further enrich the curriculum throughout the year, the children participate in; Book week events, National Poetry Day, Roald Dahl Day, the BBC’s 500 Words competition, visits to local Libraries as well as visits by celebrated authors, poets and illustrators and trips to museums and theatres which are important experiences for every young writer and reader.