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Early Reading

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum and we encourage a love of reading. Books shared with children are chosen with the aim of exposing them to a range of engaging quality texts to develop vocabulary and comprehension, as well as exploration of genres and themes in books.


We teach phonics through the Read, Write, Inc. Scheme of Work, providing a structured and systematic approach to teaching reading and spelling. We use it to match our children with the phase of phonics that is most suitable to their individual needs. 


Children are expected to read often at home and are listened to in school regularly. Their books match their phonics knowledge so that they can apply their learning successfully. Our children also have a choice of books to enjoy sharing at home from the school library.



Early Reading Curriculum