If English is not your first language, it can be really hard to understand what schools in the UK need your child to be able to do. ‘Literacy’ means ‘ability to read’ and it is a key skill in English.
The Oxford Owl website provides a really useful and short guide to the key terms and requirements surrounding literacy. Firstly, children ‘learn to read’ (the skills of reading). After that, they ‘read to learn’ (read to understanding information).
Have a look at this page on the Oxford Owl website to understand more about:
- Statutory requirements for teaching reading
- Assessing progress
- Different ways to teach and practise reading