"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" - Frederick Douglass
At East Wickham Primary Academy our aim is for every child to not only develop the essential reading skills needed to access the curriculum, but to have the enthusiasm and confidence to become life long readers.
The books are also linked to the phonic sounds and ‘tricky words’ we teach in school. They provide a good opportunity for the children to practice and apply their phonic knowledge.
Reading at home is an essential way for children to develop their ability, confidence and passion for reading. The information below will provide you with further guidance about how you can work in partnership with the school to support your child’s reading development: