Using Language, Symbols and texts

Literacy and numeracy skills and knowledge will remain a priority for our childrens’ learning. Our children will need a strong foundation in these areas throughout their lives.

Using language, symbols, and texts is about working with and making meaning of the codes in which knowledge is expressed.
 
Languages and symbols are systems for representing and communicating information, experiences, and ideas. People use languages and symbols to produce texts of all kinds: written, oral/aural, and visual; informative and imaginative; informal and formal; mathematical, scientific, and technological.

Students who are competent users of language, symbols, and texts can interpret and use words, number, images, movement, metaphor, and technologies in a range of contexts. 

They recognise how choices of language, symbol, or text affect people’s understanding and the ways in which they respond to communications. 

They confidently use ICT (including where appropriate, assistive technologies) to access, provide and communicate information to and with others.

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