Use the links below to help your child become a reader.







Why is reading so important?

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out print. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a rich and wide vocabulary. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work as well. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.

As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books, finding out what interests them and helping them to find books that will be engaging and fun for them. Give time to helping them practise reading the books they will bring home from school.

(Pearson UK)

EYFS Guidance

Parents Guide to the EYFS Framework 2014

Families in the Foundation Years


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National Curriculum 2014 Requirements

National curriculum in England: English programmes of study

National Curriculum - English Glossary

National Curriculum Appendix 1 - Spelling

National Curriculum Appendix 2 - Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation.




  • Mr Thorne Does Phonics: Letters and Sounds - £2.99 - ipad and Android 
  • Pocket Phonics - £1.99 - iPad, iPhone
  • Kids ABC Phonics - £1.99 - iPhone, iPad and Android

  • Phonics Vowels - £1.99 -  iPhone, iPad

  • Phonics Genius - Free - iPad and iPhone.

  • Read, Write, Phonics - £1.49 - ipad and Android



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