Reddish Vale Nursery School

Reddish Vale Road, Stockport, Cheshire, SK5 7EU

0161 480 6713


 As stated in the EYFS Framework 2021, '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 composition (articulating ideas and structuring them in speech, before writing)'.

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Our Core Books

At Reddish Vale Nursery, we have a selection of core books, which are in our reading areas and our key worker baskets. The books are read throughout the year to help the children:

  • Be exposed to then later apply new vocabulary
  • Learn about structure and grammar
  • Embed new ideas
  • Build their comprehension skills and their ability to answer higher order questions
  • Develop their phonics skills, including rhyming
  • Know a bank of storylines to support their development of imagination and retelling skills

Nursery Rhymes

We love to sing nursery rhymes at Reddish Vale Nursery. In the Autumn term we take part in World Nursery Rhyme Week. Nursery rhymes are really important because:

  • Introduce new words
  • Help children recognise the sounds in words
  • Teach where words begin and end in sentences
  • Boost fine and gross motor skills
  • Are great for developing other life skills, like maths
  • Build emotional awareness
  • Strengthen the bond between you and your child

To find out more information about World Nursery Rhyme Week click here 

Shared Reading Scheme

Every child has a 'Shared Reading' folder. They can choose a story from the book case in the Reception area to take home and read with their grown ups. Once they have read the story, they can swap the book for another one.

Reading with your child helps their development as it:

  • Develops their vocabulary and communication skills
  • Stimulates their creativity and imagination
  • Helps foster a lifelong love of reading
  • Is special time to bond with your child
  • Helps them understand the world around them
  • Can help children understand and name their feelings and emotions