Reading and Phonics

Early Reading


We encourage parents and carers  to read with their child every night.  All children have a blue book bag and a Home Reading Record book. We invite parents to sign or make a comment to help support their child’s reading at home. Children  have the opportunity to change their reading books regularly.

The children are encouraged to visit the local library which has a good range of books for children and helps to encourage a love for reading!


We encourage a love and respect of books and it is helpful when children spend time at home talking about books and reading. Encouraging the children to ask questions and say what is happening in the pictures and why are good starting points.  Whilst out and about, we encourage the children to look at the print around them - in shops, posters, road names, signs, etc.  


We have an extensive range of books in school including those from Read Write Inc, Oxford Reading Tree, Big Cat Phonics, Songbirds, Rigby Star and Project X.  





Phonics is taught daily in all Infant Classes.  Staff plan in detail using Letters and Sounds and Read Write Inc.  Children take a Phonics Screening Check at the end of Year 1. 



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William Stockton Primary School

Heathfield Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 8DH

0151 3551650

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