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You are here Three Year Plan 2010 - 2013 Literacy Year 1 (2010-2011)

Summary Plan to improve Literacy Levels
Considerable progress was achieved during the last Three Year Plan 2007 - 2010 in Literacy. We are not in any way complacent despite our progress and we are determined to continue this good work. We will raise the number of pupils achieving above the 50th percentile on Standardised Reading Tests by 5%
Target Group
Lead Responsibility
Measure Undertaken
Ring fenced whole school timetable for literacy
Mon - Thurs: 9.00am - 9.55am
Friday: 9.00am - 9.35am
(To ensure uninterrupted time for Literacy every day)
All classes
Support Team & class teachers
All year
Continuation with Team Teaching at each class level where the class teacher and the SEN teacher work with ability groups
All classes
Support Team
All year
Continuation of Touch, Type, Read & Spell Programme to support dyslexic pupils (TTRS). Pupils with exemptions in Gaeilge will take part in the programme during timetabled Gaeilge time using laptops in their classrooms.
Specific target pupils
SEN Organiser Mrs Ryan (for TTRS)
Mrs Murphy (ICT Co-Ordinator for laptops & software)
All year
Paired Reading with Active Retired (with particular emphasis on Oral Language in Infants)
Junior & Senior Infants, First Class
HSCL Miss O'Meara
Easter to Summer 2011
Timetabled School Library
First Class - Sixth Class
Assistant Principal Mrs Connaughton with volunteers from Parents Council
All year
School Readiness Programme
(Pupils who have not been to any preschool will be taken with their parents for activities in preparation for starting school)
Junior Infants starting school in September 2011
HSCL Miss O'Meara
April onwards
Reading Recovery
Eight target pupils
Miss Jordan
All year
Use of Cloze Pro (using computer program, Prim Ed resources and photocopying)
First - Sixth Class
All teachers involved in the literacy grouping
February - May 2011
Use of SRA & Prim Ed Comprehension resources to support pupils' comprehension
First - Sixth
All teachers involved in the literacy grouping
February - May 2011
Continuation of First Steps Writing Programme
All Classes
All teachers involved in the literacy grouping
All year
Continuation of cursive handwriting programme with weekly handwriting lessons.
Second - Sixth classes
Relevant class teachers
All year
Word Millionaire Programme (Support groups set a target of one million words to be read collectively)
Two Support Groups
Mrs. Ryan & Mrs. Murphy
(HSCL & local library also involved)
January - March 2011
(Points to be awarded for each book read with target of getting all pupils to read more)

All classes

Mrs Connaughton
From St. Patrick's Day to Easter 2011
Purchase of Jolly Phonics program for use with interactive whiteboards in Infants' classes
Miss Dunne
All year
Raise the Awareness of Books: Celebrate World Book Day
(Pupils to dress up as their favourite character from a book)
All classes
Class Teachers
March 3rd 2011
Use of DEIS funds to hire extra support teacher to cater for pupils in Infants
Mr. Roberts
All year
Continuation of Homework Club
Target pupils
HSCL Miss O'Meara & B/ECCP Co-Ordinator
October - June