From little acorns, big oaks grow!
Coordinator - The Literacy coordinator is Mrs. A Mooney.
Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7 pupils are all participating in the Accelerated Reader Programme.
This is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children's independent reading practice. The child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished each child takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that the child has understood the book.
Keep up the hard work Primary 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Find attached an information leaflet on Home Connect where you can view you can log on and view your own child's progress in accelerated Reader.
Primary 3 children participate in the Paired Reading Programme with their parents during February and March. They enjoy choosing their own books to take home to read to and with their parents.
Reading Partnership has been running in schools in Northern Ireland for years. It was developed at the University of London to improve children’s reading confidence. It is all about getting children to love reading and become enthusiastic about it.
Literacy Month at St. Columba's
Literacy month is celebrated in March. Each class participate in a number of Literacy activities throughout the month.
World Book Day
Children celebrate World Book Day every year at the beginning of March.
This year children dressed up as their favourite character from a book.
School Book Fair
The school Book Fair took place on the 13th April to the 20th April 2016.
Pupils enjoyed visiting the Book Fair where they were able to purchase a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books. As a result, we were able to get £220.72 worth of books which will be used in the Accelerated Reader Programme. Thank you for your support.
Yvonne Flemming, author of the Weatherbies books visited our school. Reception, Primary 1,2 and 3 enjoyed listening to her new book and songs about weather.