At Eastwick Schools, we recognise that reading is an essential skill. We aim to grow childrens' love of reading in the following ways:
- Use of exciting, engaging and challenging texts in English and Guided Reading sessions
- Regular story time
- Regular visits to our well-stocked libraries
- Use of book corners in classrooms
- Events such as World Book Day and Roald Dahl Day
- Book Fairs
We use the Letters and Sounds programme to teach phonics. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.