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At Stoke Primary, we recognise that reading is essential to everyday life and in all aspects of the wider curriculum.  As such reading is prioritised with our aim to provide children with the basic skills of reading and phonic knowledge to enable them to engage in a wide range of reading opportunities for purpose and pleasure.

Phonics is high priority in Early Years and KS1, where daily lessons, seek to develop children’s phonic knowledge in a timely manner to ensure they are motivated and skilled to read widely.

Stoke recognises that many of our children have limited access and experience of books outside of school and we aim to provide wide-ranged experiences to support children.

Central to all reading is an ongoing drive to build a love of the endless possibilities of reading, storytelling and the adventures it opens.  Enabling our children to engage in the pleasure of reading and provide opportunities to embed a lifelong skill which widens their aspirations and opens up new dreams.


Click on the pages below to find out more about reading at Stoke Primary School.