Providing our children with opportunities to experience rich, varied and enjoyable approaches to Literacy is important to us here in Booterstown National School. As a cornerstone of our curriculum, as well as explicit teaching, we aim to integrate playful and engaging Oral Language, Reading and Writing experiences into our everyday practice.
World Book Day
World Book Day is a charity initiative which aims to provide every child with a book of their own. In Booterstown National School we encourage our children to engage with the magic of reading by dressing up and participating in fun activities for the day
At Booterstown National School we value reading for pleasure. We do 'Drop Everything and Read' DEAR time daily. We have a wide selection of fiction and non-fiction books in our classrooms and in our school library.
Write a Book
We engage with the Write a Book initiative run by Blackrock Education Centre every second year. The children work on planning, writing, editing and illustrating their own stories and books.
On alternate years we take part in "We are Writers" in which Booterstown National School publish a "We are Writers" book that includes a written account from each student that year.