Great news – Northern Alliance: Raising Attainment in literacy, language and communication – Final Report – July 2017

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This month saw the publication of the final report from the Northern Alliance Raising Attainment in Literacy, Language and Communication project. The report highlights the huge success of the approach across all 7 authorities within the Alliance and the clear benefits derived for both teachers and children. It is very exciting that next session we […]

UKLA (United Kingdom Literacy Association) thanks Aberdeen teachers

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Congratulations to Alice Atkinson (Westpark), Leanne Duncan (Manor Park)  and Elle Haden (Quarryhill)  who this session, along with other teachers in the city, took part in short-listing the 3-6 year old category for the UKLA Book Awards 2017. The unique UKLA Book Awards are the only awards to be judged entirely by teachers. After much discussion agreeing the […]

Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy 2016 – Literacy

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Scotland’s Chief Statistician today published numeracy results from the 2016 Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN).  The SSLN was an annual survey which monitored national performance in literacy and numeracy in alternate years at P4, P7 and S2.  This is the third and final set of literacy results from the SSLN.  The full report […]

Read, Write, Count – Future Me

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  Following the highly successful launch of Read Write Count last year the  Scottish Government has launched the Future Me campaign to encourage children to bring their dreams to life. This can be done in a sentence, drawing, picture or video and parents/carers can upload their children’s dreams to the Future Me website  www.Futureme.scot   All […]

World Book day – 2nd of March

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Celebrate World Book Day with Aberdeen City Libraries and discover what life was like in Scotland during the thousands of years before people had books.  Library Services are tying in to the  Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology by promoting non-fiction books at this event which will be held at Airyhall Library on Wednesday 1st […]

P1 Teachers – Help shape the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag!

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Scottish book Trust have asked for feedback from schools regarding the Bookbug primary 1 Family bag. The  Trust is asking Primary 1 teachers for their help in developing the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Bag by completing a short online survey. Please click here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/P1_Bag_T  to take part in the survey, which should take no more […]