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At Newlaithes Nursery & Infants we love reading!


The children are taught the sounds letters make during their phonic sessions. We follow 'Read, Write inc' to teach phonics.


Of course, reading is not just about phonics. The children also read in their own classes, individually with an adult and in guided reading sessions. In guided reading sessions, groups of up to 6 children read together with a teacher or teaching assistant. They explore the book they are reading and they start to develop their comprehension skills.


Activities throughout the year, and in our annual book week, also help the children develop a love of books. We may, for example, visit the local library, work with authors or dress as book characters. Our morning book club is popular with the children too. We want our children to love reading so they will continue to thrive beyond their time with us.