Literacy and Numeracy Framework

Last modified 13/04/2016 13:16

Information for Parents

About the LNF

Literacy and numeracy skills are absolutely essential in order for young people to reach their potential. The National Literacy Programme and the National Numeracy Programme set out the actions the Welsh Government intends to implement to improve literacy and numeracy standards in Wales. The plans for a statutory national framework and for a system of national testing are integral to both programmes. The LNF has been developed to help achieve our aims that the children of Wales are able to develop excellent literacy and numeracy skills during their time in school.

Structure of the LNF

The LNF describes in detail the skills that we expect children and young people to acquire and master from ages 5 to 14. It has two components - literacy and numeracy. These are divided into the following strands.

Within literacy we expect children and young people to become accomplished in:

  • oracy across the curriculum
  • reading across the curriculum
  • writing across the curriculum.

Within numeracy we expect children and young people to become accomplished in:

  • developing numerical reasoning
  • using number skills
  • using measuring skills
  • using data skills.