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