At Godwin Primary we are committed to ensure that each child reaches their potential in English. In our Nursery our staff enable all children to access the curriculum and develop communication skills as part of the Prime Areas of Learning in the Early Years Curriculum. Through role play and drama we strive to ensure that all children leave the nursery setting with a good level of development in their language skills. Through Letters and Sounds phonics, the nursery children begin their learning as early readers.
On entering Reception the children's baseline in English is quickly established. Through Literacy and Communication and Language provision the children develop their knowledge of phonic sounds and begin to apply it to simple stories therefore reading independently. Comprehension skills are also developed and in guided reading children are challenged to read more complex texts. Literacy also ensures the creative writing grows throughout the Reception Year.
In Foundation Stage we also foster a love of reading. We ensure that a wide range of texts are read to and shared with the children. The children take home books and our parents support the child's reading at home. Our reading of Traditional texts will become the foundation for reading and writing for the child's entire school career.
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