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Freshfield Primary School

*** Whilst 100% will always be our target, we expect attendance to be 97% minimum (exclusive of COVID-related absence). ***

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Freshfield Primary School

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Literacy

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage - definition

 

It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading.  Reading consists of two dimensions: language comprehension and word reading.  Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth.  It only develops when 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.  Skilled word reading, taught later, 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 comp (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech, before writing).

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