At Knowle, we value reading as a key life skill and are dedicated to enabling our pupils to become lifelong readers. We believe that reading is key for academic success and progress in a number of curriculum areas therefore we provide our pupils with the skills and confidence to deal with printed language from a very early age. We provide children with a structured scheme, Read, Write, Inc., that will lead to children becoming fluent readers so that at the end of their primary education with us, they are able to read a wide variety of texts easily.
We hold reading for pleasure at the heart of reading, we ensure children develop a real love and thirst for reading a range of genres by providing them with an Early Years environment that has been carefully planned so that it provides opportunities for reading in all areas of the classroom; creating comfortable pockets similar to the environments they experience at home, where children feel comfortable and confident to curl up with a good book.
The children enjoy daily reading sessions as well as reading our class readers in small groups.
At Knowle we believe all children should have access to stories. In reception, children will bring home a book matched to their reading level and a story book from our library. In nursery, the children will bring a story book home.
As well as these books we are going to upload a story read by a member for the children to watch and enjoy at home.
You can find these stories here: https://www.knowle-plymouth.co.uk/story-time/
Hearing your child read every day helps them with their ability to decode and blend for reading.
Reading stories to your children can help their love of reading and it increases their knowledge and use of vocabulary significantly.