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Reading, Writing and Phonics


  • Reading together: research shows that children who are read to daily do better in all areas of learning. Don’t limit reading to bedtime stories– magazines, websites, catalogues, signs and recipes all provide opportunities for reading and discussion. Please read with your child every day!
  • If your child brings home a book from the school library, please share and enjoy this with them, as it is a book that they would have chosen. Please read this to your child; it is not a book that we would expect your child to be able to read at this stage, rather to enjoy.
  • If your child brings home a reading book from school, please listen to them read and write a quick note in their 'Reading Record' to let us know how they got on :-)


    Looking for inspiration for what to read while your child is in Reception, why not check out the '100

    best picture books to read before you are 5' below:



    For further information on Reading, Writing and Phonics here at HCCPS, please click on the link

    below which will take you directly to the English section on our school website: