Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Early Reading

At Lady Joanna we are eager to in-still a love of reading in children from a young age. This is why early reading is so important. Learning to read, is the most important thing your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we  put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every child learns to read as quickly as possible. We want your child to love reading and to want to read for themselves. This is why we put our efforts into making sure they develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.

As part of our curriculum we have carefully planned out which key stories and poems our children will know and love by the time they leave Reception. Each half term the children in the early years are exposed to a selection of books which they read continuously over the half term. This repetition allows children to understand the story structures, characters, vocabulary and key themes as well as learning to love well-known children’s stories.  In addition to this, we have also carefully mapped out which nursery rhymes and songs we will learn each term.