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Rockmount Primary School

All Can Achieve

Phonics and Reading


Rockmount is committed to creating skilled, confident readers who are eager to access the curriculum. The benefits of being a frequent and enthusiastic reader are well documented. The more you read and enjoy reading, the better and more confident you become at reading and the more you want to do it. 


At Rockmount School, reading is successful because of the strong partnership between home and school. The support of parents is so important in making time to listen to children read every day. Reading aloud to children, both at school and at home, is critically important in developing language and thinking skills. Above all, enjoyment of books fosters imagination and a wider understanding of the world.


“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all” 

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis


Reading is the key that unlocks the curriculum and so if children are given the opportunity to relate reading for pleasure to all areas of the curriculum, it will help them to understand the relevance of subjects to the real world