Within EYFS at Howe Dell reading is at the heart of our curriculum and our aim is to encourage a love of reading right from the start. The aim is to expose children to a range of books that not only develop a love of reading, but have been chosen specifically to develop their oracy, vocabulary and comprehension. These books will be embedded in our provision through activities, story sessions and on display for children to access independently. Through this, children begin to internalise new vocabulary, language patterns and begin to retell stories. There is cohesion and consistency with our approach to align with the whole school through the use of CUSP Early Foundations resource and story time sessions.
EYFS provision includes dedicated, daily phonics sessions which provide the skills required for children to apply their phonics in independent and supported reading and writing opportunities across the curriculum.