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Reading Activities in Reception
Sharing books/texts in English lessons Daily phonics sessionsReading practice groups as part of phonics programmeReading environmental print in the classroom environmentIndependent readingListening to and joining in with poems, learning some "by heart"Listening to audio booksVisiting the school libraryStory time


Reading - word reading

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;  
  • Read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;  
  • Read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words.  


Link to Phonics Progression for Reception


Reading - comprehension

Pupils will be taught to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary;   
  • Anticipate – where appropriate – key events in stories;   
  • Use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems and during role-play.