Literacy in a New Entrant Setting

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 22 March 2019
Notice reference #: 1H9sPD

Developing early literacy skills: a focus on speaking, listening, questioning and the beginnings of writing

This course will explore:

  • what emergent/early literacy looks like, sounds like, feels like
  • a holistic approach to language development and how this begins before children have started school
  • making links between ECE and the new entrant setting
  • concepts about print and the value of sharing books
  • the importance of daily oral language opportunities, sensory experiences and play
  • effective ways of developing our children’s speaking, listening, thinking and questioning skills
  • how to develop literacy skills through an integrated, cross curricular, thematic and real- life approach: practical links between literacy and topic/inquiry/science, literacy and maths, literacy and the arts (role play, movement, visual arts)
  • the importance of foundation skills: memory, visual, auditory, gross motor and fine motor skills and continuing to build on these skills whilst delivering the primary school curriculum
  • sharing ideas for children’s writing and spelling experiences and different approaches we may have
  • using the Literacy Progressions documents and the Supporting English Language Learning in Primary Schools (SELLIPS), plus other useful resources and further reading
  • visual resources, props and useful websites.

Events summary


23 May 2019 – 23 May 2019