Little Owls - Nursery

We love reading in Nursery!

 Every session involves  activities based around   early reading and promotes  a love of   books, rhymes, songs, poems   and stories. There is a cosy quiet area to relax with a book, plus   books are available and displayed within each area of the nursery room.   Children   are also encouraged to share books at home through the use of book bags and a book shelf in the EYFS entrance where children can pick up books to borrow.

The EYFS curriculum is split into Specific areas and Prime areas. Within the Specific area is the heading Literacy which is divided into two sections Reading and Writing.


22-36 months

* Has some favourite stories, rhymes, songs, poems or jingles.   * Repeats words or phrases from familiar stories.

* Fills in the missing words or phrase in a known rhyme, story or game.

30-50 months

* Enjoys rhyming and rhythmic activities.          * Shows awareness of rhyme and alliteration.

* Recognises rhythm in spoken words.             * Suggests how the story might end.

* Listens to and joins in with stories and poems, one-to-one and also in small groups.

* Joins in with repeated refrains and anticipates key events and phrases in rhymes and stories.

* Beginning to be aware of the way stories are structured.

* Listens to stories with increasing attention and recall.

* Describes main story settings, events and principal characters.

* Shows interest in illustrations and print in books and print in the environment.

* Recognises familiar words and signs such as own name and advertising logos.

* Looks at  books independently.                   * Handles books carefully.   

* Knows information can be relayed in the form of print.

* Holds books the correct way up and turns pages.     

* Knows that print carries meaning and, in English, is read from left to right and top to bottom.