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Knockavoe School 10 Melmount Gardens



Knockavoe offers a Literacy rich learning environment because we believe providing opportunities for the development of Literacy Skills and Communication is paramount to empowering our pupils. Knockavoe uses Count, Read: Succeeds definition of Literacy as the foundation of its teaching:

‘The ability to read and use written information and to write appropriately and legibly, taking account of different purposes, contexts, conventions and audiences’ (Para 1.7).

Daily exchanges, Planning, Teaching, Assessing, Reporting and Wall Displays are all used to promote Literacy but placed at the centre of these are the needs of our pupils. Literacy provision at Knockavoe is child centred, as individual pupil targets are set, monitored, evaluated and success is celebrated by the whole school community. Pupils are taught according to their ability and not their Key Stage. This ensures our Literacy provision helps all our pupils regardless of their age, ability or interest to progress and to reach for a brighter future.


Useful links...

Free audio books for children to suit all needs and interests.
Animations of some of the best-known traditional nursery rhymes, many sung by BBC Children's TV presenters, with music that your children will love! They're an ideal resource to support a range of Early Years objectives, whether used in a nursery, reception class, or at home.

Online reading resources, games and activities
Daily story telling at 2:30pm on Libraries NI YouTube channel
One free audio book reading is available to listen to every day.




Literacy Gallery...


WBD Quiz 2021


WBD 2021 was celebrated in school with our primary pupils taking part in a picture round quiz and our secondary pupils enjoying an online quiz. Congratulations to Class 6 and Yr 9 who were the quiz winners.


World Book Day 2021


Our pupils enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character to celebrate WBD on Thursday 4th March 2021. There were lots of stories read in school to mark the occasion.


Big Bedtime Read 2020-2021


Our Nursery teacher, Emma Wallace, introduced our parents to the Big Bedtime Read project which started in January 2021. Our Nursery children have received new books each month which they read at home with their parents and guardians.