The school places a big emphasis on literacy and have put in place many interventions to ensure that all children can become fluent and confident readers while gaining enjoyment from it. These interventions include:
Several parents and grandparents have participated in our Paired reading programme, where they visit a class over a number of weeks to read along with small groups of children.
Lift Off to Literacy
Lift off to Literacy is an intensive programme of Reading and Writing, which gives the pupils lots of opportunities to read books at their own level of competency. It gradually lifts the complexity of what they can do in both reading and writing by equipping them with the necessary problem-solving skills. The aim of Literacy Lift-Off is to make pupils constructive learners. Each class will be given an eight week block with four teachers supporting.
Reading Recovery is a programme which helps children increase their reading abilities. A trained Reading Recovery teacher creates a tailor made programme to build on what the child knows and understands. The child is given a lesson daily on a one to one basis and excellent results have been achieved. Our aim at Dromore N.S. is to ensure that every child will be able to read fluently and with confidence.
A Buddy reading programme is set up for children in senior infants and fifth class. The children are paired with a buddy and take turns reading to each other. This provides a setting where reading is an enjoyable experience and is beneficial for both classes.
Our Parents created story sacks for junior pupils. The sacks contain a story book, CD, puppets or toys relating to the story, worksheets and background posters to stimulate.
Súgradh le Chéile
This class is run to help parents to promote active and creative play with their children. Over the past number of years many of our parents have participated in computer classes and gained FETAC qualifications. We hope to provide these classes again in our new computer suite. Irish and Maths classes are aimed at supporting parents to help their own children in these subject areas.