Literacy has two aspects:
Literacy at West End is approached through practical, inspiring activities.
Throughout the EYFS, we develop the child's reading skills through the enjoyment of a variety of stories and rhymes.
We teach phonics and enhance this by encouraging children to use both reading and writing in their play.
In Reception, children will come home with individual reading books to enjoy at home to help develop blending and sight recognition of words.
In addition, all children in Nursery and Reception are encouraged to choose books for themselves from the class library. These are intended to be read with the child, to support reading further.
We value all children's mark making and strive to give each child the confidence to see them self as a writer.