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The Importance of Reading to Children (2019)

The Importance of Reading to children. Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early...

Reading is such key component of children's learning. It is vital that children are hearing words being read to them, and as their own reading skills develop they are given the opportunity to practise these reading skills.


I would like you to take the time to read at least 1 book each day to your child. You can use physical books that you may have at home, you can use the Oxford Owl website, Twinkl also have a range of free e-books, your child will also be bringing home a 'Home Shared Reading' book for you to read with to your child and ask questions to check their comprehension. Please note this is not to be confused with out phonics books mentioned on the phonics page If you are not in a position to access any books please come and see me I'll be glad to help. Don't forget to make the most of those incidental reading opportunities tool (shops, road signs, food packaging, magazines, newspapers, tv, logos etc). 





By the end of reception in order to achieve the Early Learning Goal for 'Writing' your child will need to:


  • Write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed.
  • Spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters.
  • Write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others.


During the Autumn term we will be focusing heavily on strengthening our fine motor skills, using the correct pencil grip and forming some recognisable letters using the correct formations. More able children will start to combine their phonological understanding to write simple cvc words and captions. 




Fine Motor Activites

View more videos, download resources, read guides and book a consultation at In this video, I share with you some more fine...