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.
Thank you so much for all the book donations already received. If you wish to make a book donation please visit the wish lists below:
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 Accelerated Reader (AR). The children read a book, take an online quiz and get immediate feedback. Children are motivated to make progress with their reading skills and are new library space 'The Book bubble' is usually a hive of activity! Unfortunately, Covid-19 restrictions mean that the children are unable to visit the Book Bubble at present. To ensure the children can keep reading each class has a class library of AR books for children to choose from. Children can take these home to enjoy, and when they return them they need to go into a quarantine box for 72 hours, before they can be returned to stock.
Our totals for the school at the end of Term 6:
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. We are very fortunate to have a RWI Consultant Trainer working alongside staff to ensure our pupils get the most from their RWI sessions.
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 that are now in place include:
Reading challenges in all classes
A range of online training sessions in phonics and reading for all teaching and support staff
Lending library of books at the nursery
Refurbishment of the library facilities
The introduction of Read, Write Inc into the Nursery
World Book Day participation
*Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to offer these currently. Hopefully we can re-establish these once safe to do so.
How challenge is provided in reading
Children are busy reading books and getting ready to quiz.
Our challenge is to achieve the pass rate of 85% each time we quiz. If you achieve 100% then make sure you collect your reward book mark from your Class Teacher.
Lets aim to improve our participation to 90% by the end of next week.
All holiday homework will contain a reading themed challenge on a 'pick and mix' sheet for the children to choose from.
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.