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Pre-school children are fascinated by books, sounds and letters and we are very keen to support and encourage this at home. The details below demonstrate what your child will be taught in Pre-School, and how you can help prepare your child on their journey to Reception.
Your child has begun to learn Phonics. In Pre School, our phonics programme, through Success for All Phonics, develops children’s abilities to listen, to make, to explore and to talk about sounds. Sounds are explored and developed through games to practise:
At Newcroft Pre-School, we aim to give our children the best possible start and will begin to work on Phonics when your child is ready. They will be given lots of opportunities in our play based setting to develop their understanding of sounds. They will to learn to segment and blend to read consonant vowel consonant (CVC) words (e.g. cat)
It is essential that your child practises phonics learned in our setting, as this will help them to develop a love of language at home. We also recommend that you share books, listen to sounds and make and talk about sounds with your child, in addition to sharing and reciting nursery rhymes.
Below is a recommended book list for Pre-School children. These are books that will engage your child with reading, by building their language and sound knowledge through listening, and are fun books to enjoy as a family at home.
Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
Where’s Spot by Eric Hill
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
The Elephant and the Bad Baby by Elfrida Vipont
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
I Want My Potty! by Tony Ross
Ten Little Fingers Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox
Many more book titles can be found here https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/1/100-best-0-5/
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy