Walton on the Hill Primary School recognise that reading is at the absolute core of excellent primary education. Reading allows children to learn and access knowledge and the more language your child has the greater their success at reading will be. At Walton on the Hill, children enjoy listening to and sharing ideas about stories by talking. The children learn the letter sounds and key words in phonic sessions, which are the first step to reading.
The National Curriculum sets out very clear expectations for English with reading at the core. At our school we base our teaching of reading on this
We promote the saying that ‘A child who reads will be adult who thinks’.
“Young people who enjoy reading very much are three times as likely to read above the level expected for their age as young people who do not enjoy reading at all”
Children’s and Young People’s Reading in 2015, National Literacy Trust, 2016