Literacy is the use of language skills in everyday life: at home, in school, at work and in the community.
Literacy describes the series of skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), that are needed to make sense of the world around us. It also means using literacy skills and knowing how to use English.
The Literacy Framework gives a detailed description of the expectations for literacy for all pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3 (years 3-9). The Literacy Framework is split into strands, elements and aspects:
|Oracy across the curriculum||Developing and presenting information and ideas||Speaking|
|Collaboration and Discussion|
|Reading across the curriculum||Locating, selecting and using information||Reading Strategies|
|Responding to what has been said||Comprehension|
|Response and Analysis|
|Writing across the curriculum||Organising ideas and information||Meaning, Purposes
|Structure and Organisation|
Punctuation and Spelling
Numeracy refers to the application of mathematical understanding in daily activities at school, at home, at work and in the community.
Numeracy describes the set of skills needed to tackle real-world problems in a variety of situations by applying numerical reasoning in order to plan how to solve a problem, and then carrying out the mathematical procedures to find the solution.
The National Numeracy Framework
The Numeracy Framework gives a detailed description of the expectations for numeracy for all pupils in Key Stages 2 and 3 (years 3-9). The Numeracy Framework is split into strands and elements:
|Developing Numerical Reasoning||Identify Processes and connections|
|Represent and communicate|
|Using Number Skills||Use Number Facts and Relationships|
|Fractions, Decimals, Percentages and Ratios|
|Calculate Using Mental and Written Methods|
|Estimate and Check|
|Using Measuring Skills||Length, Weight/Mass, Capacity|
|Area and Volume; Angle and Position|
|Using Data Skills||Collect and record Data|
|Present and Analyse Data|
Copies of the Literacy and Numeracy Framework for 7 – 16 year olds in Wales can be downloaded from the www.learning.gov.wales website.