At St Stephen's we intend for our children to leave us as effective and confident readers and writers who have had experience of high quality books throughout their time with us, and are skilled and successful communicators.
Developing a love of reading, writing, story and communication is at the very heart of our curriculum as we use a high quality picture book to inspire every term's learning, developing an understanding of narrative, explore the world around us and hearing, reading and enjoy high quality vocabulary.
Phonics, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
We recognise that excellent reading skills are the key to accessing the whole curriculum and have an embedded and sequential approach to developing reading skills from EYFS through to Year 6. This is central to a vibrant reading culture in which books and reading are celebrated in order to ensure our children become, and remain, enthusiastic and confident readers.
Alongside our phonics programme and the English National Curriculum, our reading curriculum offer includes the following:
Reading Book Provision