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Reading in EYFS

Reading in EYFS


Reading is at the heart of our Early Years curriculum provision. We provide a language rich environment through sharing high quality and engaging books. We encourage all children to fully embrace all aspects of storytelling. We promote opportunities for children and families to read for pleasure. Phonics teaching is delivered through a well-sequenced and engaging structure, starting with the simplest sounds and building up to the most complex; thereby paving the way for children to become fluent and enthusiastic readers. We follow the Bug Club Phonics scheme of work together with its wide range of decodable books. Pupils at the earliest stages of learning to read use Bug Club decodable books to practise their reading skills.


These are some of the things we do to promote reading in EYFS:


Inviting reading corners:




Story Boxes and Knowledge Organisers linked to key texts:



Library visits and "Read and Relax" reading sessions with parents:





Parents say: “We look forward to coming every Tuesday to read.”

Children say: “We love the books and the biscuits!”


Bedtime Bear:

Every week Bedtime Bear visits one child from each class and shares a book and hot chocolate with them.




"Rhyme and Story Time" Toddler group



Parents say:

 “It’s good to meet with other parents and babies and talk.”

“It’s great to hear and join in with nursery rhymes.”

“My child loves it, especially the playdough.”

“It’s a good chance for my son to mix with other children.”

“It’s helping my child get used to the school environment.”