Reading is such an important part of schooling that we make it a high priority at Callowell.
We use the Oxford Reading Tree which we supplement with Big Cat Collins and a variety of other modern and classic literature for our 'Free Readers'
How do we teach Phonics & Reading at Callowell?
We use Letters and Sounds.
To find out about the way we teach phonics in Reception, click here.
Our reading leads compile newsletters to support teaching your child to read which you can view here.
Each class in the school has a book corner where children are given time to explore both fiction and non fiction.
Please see some of the photos below of our reading corners...
Children at Callowell have had the opportunity to meet and write to authors.
Please see images below showing our recent communications with Christopher Edge, Katherine Rundell, Robin Stevens and Michael Rosen
Promoting reading for pleasure
Bedtime book box
Feed and read
Giving books as rewards
Celebrating author days
Teachers as readers
Please see images in the gallery below
World Book Days