We encourage children to explore and experiment with sounds through music rhymes, and stories. By the end of the Foundation Stage many children will be able to use their phonic knowledge to blend words and sound out words.
Children will share the enjoyment of a wide selection of books within the Nursery, both fiction and non-fiction. The Wiltshire Council Mobile Library visits the Nursery on alternate Friday mornings and this enables the children to further explore the delights which an ever-changing variety of books have to offer.
We will be looking at letter work with the children using the “Jolly Phonics" Scheme – a thorough foundation for reading and writing. It teaches the letter sounds in an enjoyable multi sensory way, and enables children to use them to read and write words. Letter formation is taught to those children who are ready. However, initially we concentrate on ensuring that the child feels happy holding a pencil correctly before progressing to teaching the basics of letter formation. We also reinforce the importance of practical aspects such as knowing and recognising their own name.