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Phonics and Reading

“So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray,

 Go throw your TV set away,

 And in its place you can install,

 A lovely bookshelf on the wall."

Roald Dahl, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’


We shouldn’t teach great books we should teach a great love of reading’ B.F. Skinner




  1. To develop happy, healthy and curious learners who read confidently and independently
  2. To begin to develop lifelong enjoyment and pleasure in reading
  1. To enable children to access all areas of the curriculum
  2. To enable children to access, understand and begin to manage information
  3. To begin to understand the meaning of what is read to them and what they read
  4. To begin to respond to what they read; to say whether they like or don’t like it and why
  5. To begin to understand and respond to the feelings that words can arouse in us like happiness, sadness, anger
  6. To begin to understand that this experience allows us to make connections with other people
  7. To walk through doors to the past, to the future, and to other worlds both real and imagined
Click on the link below to see some clips with children teaching phonics