When should my child start reading?

Children start reading in Kindergarten with our phonics and reading schemes. Please do not worry if your child is not at the same level as their friends as at this early age all children develop at very different rates.

In Reception, children start to take home picture books to describe to their parents and make up their own stories. Once the children have learned their sounds and are confident at recognising them, reading books with words are sent home with word recognition sheets.