For further details on the teaching of phonics, please refer to the ‘English’ page of the ‘Curriculum Tab’
We recognise that high-quality phonics provision is essential for developing life-long readers and as such children are taught phase one of the Little Wandle phonics programme throughout the nursery year. Phase one involves learning how to discriminate between different sounds and identifying the initial sounds in words which helps prepare children for phonics teaching in Reception.
We also recognise the importance of children in Nursery developing a love of reading, so we share books and rhymes regularly. We encourage the children to engage with the high-quality texts by connecting with the text through songs, rhymes and activities that link to the stories. We also ensure that children are exposed to both fiction and non-fiction books throughout the year, and these will be placed around the classrooms to support different areas of learning and to encourage a love of reading.
For more information, and some helpful hints, please refer to the following websites and/or apps;
CBeebies Bedtime Stories – YouTube
BookTrust: Reading with your child aged 3-4 years | BookTrust
Best Books for Preschoolers | Ages 3-4 Recommended Reads| BooksForTopics