What is literacy?

Basically, it’s reading and writing and everything that goes along with them, such as spelling, handwriting, comprehension, sentence skills, punctuation and grammar. Early literacy skills are some of the most important your child will acquire during their first year at school. The English language is one of the most complicated and difficult to learn in the world, as there are so many different ways of spelling the same sounds – just think of the ‘ee’ sound in ‘bee’, ‘bead’, ‘key’ and ‘lucky’