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Welcome to our Reading Page

Here at Cronton we do our very best to promote a love of reading right from your child's very first weeks with us all the way through to Year Six and beyond! 

In Reception:

We encourage the children to bring in and share their own favourite books with us at story times as part of our getting to know each other in the first few weeks and throughout the year.

We have a Bedtime Bear, called Ziggy, who loves to go home with the children for a sleepover and to share their favourite bedtime story. Unfortunately due to Covid, he has had to stay in class with us but hopefully he will be able to start to go home with the children soon!

Teachers share their favourite story books and enjoy telling the children why they love them so much.

Topics of learning, both child and adult led, are taught predominantly through stories and non-fiction books and the children are encouraged to develop a range of skills to help them learn to read, through exploring character’s thoughts and feelings, plots of stories and learning lots of new words! (Please see our Reading Booklet for Parents.)

We read and sing a range of traditional tales and nursery rhymes and encourage a thorough knowledge of and familiarity with them by spotting similarities and differences between them. We enjoy comparing different versions - especially those that perhaps have an unexpected twist!

We have a lovely, comfy book corner for the children to use in the continuous provision and enjoy celebrating events such as World Book Day.

Every week the children choose a library book to take home and share with their grown -ups.

Relevant books are available in every area of our provision where appropriate.

At the end of every day we have story time all together, where stories are chosen both by adults and by the children.

The children have sound books, tricky word books and word list books to take home. These are updated as we learn new words and sounds.

When the children have mastered the first sets of sounds – they take home a reading books that will enable them to practise using the sounds and tricky words they have learned. The children take home two books each time the books are changed, which is on Mondays and Thursdays.

On this page, you will find resources around phonics and word reading and we hope you find them useful.

Mrs Jones and Miss Wilson

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