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Early Years


Reading is at the heart of St. John’s. It is our intention that all children leave St. John’s as fluent, confident, lifelong readers. Reading opens the door to learning: the more a child reads the more they will learn.  Our aim is to unlock the door to a wonderful world of knowledge and enjoyment through books. 

The reading journey begins as soon as pupils enter Early Years with a systematic, synthetic phonic teaching programme (Phonics Bug) which enables children to de-code words and read their first books.

Reading for Pleasure

Reading For Pleasure

Guided Reading

St. John’s Reading Model, Intent, Implementation and Impact

Skills Progression English Reading


Progression Document Bug Club Phonics

Bug Club Phonics Books Progression Chart Sept 2021

Our Phonics programme –  Support for parents

How to help your child pronounce each sound – phoneme  Articulation of Phonemes (sounds)

Long Term Plans

St. John’s Nursery Long Term Plan

St. Johns Reception Long Term Plan 2023 2024 With ELG Included

EY Intent, Implementation And Impact

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