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At Cromwell a lifelong love of books is so important. We learn to read, and read to learn. This is easy to say, but how can we teach reading in a way that will inspire our children to be lifelong lovers of literature? It’s simple – we instill a sense of awe and wonder around books and we provide children with memorable experiences which connect learning to read with pleasure.

We use Story Time Phonics. Story Time Phonics is a holistic, whole class approach to learning to read. Its joyful yet systematic approach uses real story books to contextualise the phonemes, ensuring high levels of engagement right from the start.

At the heart of Story Time Phonics we instill a love of books and then contextualise the learning of phonics making learning to read meaningful and memorable.   For an example of some of the engaging videos that children will be using click HERE to see We're Going on a Bear Hunt.