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Our ambition is to promote a love of reading for every child

70 – 80% of acquired vocabulary comes from reading

Reading a class book read once a day will increase learned vocabulary by 50%

Why do we have a daily class reading book?

It establishes a reading climate – by exposing children to the imaginative challenge of engaging with quality literature. New authors can be read that are beyond the children’s decoding levels.

If we want them to write well, then they need to hear what great writing sounds like!

Talk for Writing provides daily opportunities to:

  • explore and learn new vocabulary
  • analyse the effectiveness of a breadth of different texts
  • learn, internalise and perform a breadth of different texts
  • develop inference and comprehension skills

Early Reading

Support every child on their reading journey from phonics to fluency.

Children begin their learning journey in Reception being immersed in stories and rhymes. They quickly learn to decode through structured phonics lessons.

Our phonics lessons are based on the letters and sounds framework.

Children apply their reading using the Big Cat fully decodable books expertly aligned to Letters and Sounds to ensure all pupils in Reception and KS1 move from decoding words to reading fluently and for pleasure and ‘real’ banded books that matches the sounds they know.

Children read in guided groups and have daily book talks that develop their vocabulary, comprehension and inference skills.

Peer Reading

Children at Nanstallon School enjoy peer reading sessions. This is a really enjoyable session that promotes our values of collective responsibility, courage, equality and inclusion and work ethic whilst also promoting a real love of reading.

We are a partner school with the Kernow English Hub