Reading Manager - Miss J Akrill
Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the core skills within Literacy that we aim to develop within our school. The National Curriculum document and Statutory framework below contain details about what children in each year group must be taught in these areas. The school policy documents contain details of how our school teaches them.
Overview of how reading is taught in our school
Reading is at the heart of teaching and learning at All Saints Primary School and Nursery. We are proud to have many pupils who are developing into confident competent readers. We promote reading for pleasure, with many children taking part in reading challenges.
At All Saints we use Read, Write Inc to teach phonics and reading. This supports our youngest pupils to develop those crucial early reading skills and concepts about print. Our older children enjoy titles that are varied, topical and they can often be found exploring texts by popular authors. Read, Write Inc also helps develop spelling and writing skills.
In addition to all this we have excellent links with the local library who provide us with additional books, giving the children the opportunity to explore a wider range of texts in school. All classes have reading areas with many books for the children to choose from.
Development plans for reading
The development of reading is of high importance on the school improvement plan. Some of the new initiates taking place include:
The provision of an online library service for all pupils to borrow books from whilst at home
Reading challenges in all classes
The provision of a recommended authors reading box of books in all classrooms for pupils to borrow from whilst at school
A range of training sessions in phonics and reading will be provided for all teaching and support staff
Well resourced reading areas in every class room
Lending library of books at the nursery
A range of enrichment activities
Book Fair visits
After school reading clubs
The introduction of 'Book and Biscuits' club
Refurbishment of the library facilities
The introduction of Read, Write Inc into the Nursery
The potential introduction of the Power of Reading Scheme
Establish reading buddies across the school
World Book Day participation
How challenge is provided in reading
Children are busy collecting house points for the home reads they are completing. At the moment Ocelot House are in the lead. Challenge yourself to read more and boost your team House point totals!
All holiday homework will contain a reading themed challenge on a 'pick and mix' sheet for the children to choose from. Keep a close lookout for the MAST Christmas reading challenge, that will be sent home soon.
We are fortunate to have a number of trained Beanstalk Reading helpers working with some of our pupils to help boost their reading ability and confidence. Beanstalk reading helpers provide consistent one-to-one support for some of our pupils for two 30 minute sessions each week.
What parents can do to help with their child’s literacy at home.
We encourage all parents to read with their child every day and to make time to discuss the story, characters, setting and ask children questions about what they have read. We ask parents to write a comment and sign their child's reading record daily as a way of sharing their child's reading journey at home. If you have any concerns about your child’s reading or how you can help them, please put a note in their Reading Record book, or speak to the class teacher.
Follow the video links below to find out more about how we teach phonics using Read, Write Inc.
Our classrooms are all different shapes and sizes, but each has a special reading area where you can curl up with a good book!