It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading from a young age

· Share books and stories and rhymes from the age of 2

· Wide range of books in the nursery showing all cultures, diversities in society all children feel represented in the books on offer

· Take part in the 1000 stories initiative and the wow words in each book

· Take home library books each week

· Booktrust stories sent home with ideas to develop stories further

· Role play dressing up as characters from the stories

· Children enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together

· Children take part in letters and sounds activities, starting with sounds in the environment

· Children can hear letter sounds and attempt to write them

· Children are encouraged to write their name and words

· Children use a variety of tools to make marks

· Mark making and writing in all areas of learning

· Children talk about their writing and what it says