Developing a Love for Reading

Children at St Peter's develop a love for reading from their early experiences within EYFS. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. 

We use Red Rose Phonics to teach the children to read and we ensure all children experience a wide range of genres and reading materials as they move through school. 


 EYFS - Y1

In EYFS and KS1 children are taught phonics. As a school all practioners are trained in delivering Red Rose Phonics.  We have updated our reading books to closely match our new synthetic phonics program and these are organised in phonics phases. Children  take home books linked to their learning in school. They also take home a book to share with their parent or guardian as we believe in fostering a love for reading. Children in EYFS and KS1 also have access to library books from our recently revamped Key Stage One Library, these can again be shared with their trusted adults at home. 

All children are provided with a reading record which we encourage parents to fill in to show they have listened to their child read at home. We expect reading bags to be brought to school every day.


Phonics and Reading

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