Here in the EYFS, Good Shepherd children’s life-long love of reading begins. Our curriculum is designed to develop language comprehension and word reading, necessary for both reading and writing, from the very start of a child’s life in our setting.
Our setting is language-rich; adults talk with children about the world around them and the books (stories and non-fiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together. In nursery children’s speaking and listening skills, and their phonological awareness, are all developed. Sound knowledge including oral segmenting and blending, and word reading, are taught right from the start of reception. This involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words. Writing involves transcription (spelling and handwriting) and composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech, before writing).
“The school’s commitment towards developing pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural qualities is second to none.” OFSTED March 2014
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The Good Shepherd Primary School
35 Gayford Road, London, W12 9BY