We are keen to harness children's love of books as soon as they become members of Churchill School. Our class libraries are welcoming areas where children can independently select stories and information books throughout the school day.
The first books brought home by the children will not have any text at all. This encourages children to "tell their own story", a vital step in the development of their oral skills. Children can sequence events, use traditional story language and describe characters in their own words, becoming articulate and confident in expressing their thoughts and feelings.
Our main reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree, supplemented by Big Cat books. As children become more skilled at using their knowledge of phonics in reading, so they are able to access different texts in the world around them, from books to signs, recipes and games.
Reading well is the key to achieving success throughout school and later life. We are proud to help children develop a love of reading that will last their whole lives.