Reading is an integral part of all aspects of learning and an essential life skill. We teach children to read in EYFS and KS1 using the Letters and Sounds programme, supported by 'Jolly Phonics' resources, and immerse them in texts that will fire their imagination and interest. Throughout the school in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 children share reading experiences with a range of adults individually, in small groups and as a class. In addition to decoding the text, we teach children to make predictions, empathise with characters and explain their preferences in terms of reading material. We ensure that children have experience of a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction.

We aim to give children reading confidence as well as a real love of books.