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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.


Literacy Policy


National Curriculum - English programmes of study


Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage

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.  We are very fortunate to have a RWI Consultant Trainer working alongside staff to ensure our pupils get the most from their RWI sessions.



Handwriting                                                             Spelling



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.


Medway Libraries 

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

Parent workshops

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

Library visits



How challenge is provided in reading


Children are busy collecting house points for the home reads they are completing. Last term Ocelot House took 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.  Well done to the MAST Christmas reading challenge winners, we hope you enjoyed spending your vouchers!


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.


Beanstalk Reading


Beanstalk Book List


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.


What is Read Write Inc. Phonics?

How to say the sounds

Red Ditty Books



Recommended Reading


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Our classrooms are all different shapes and sizes, but each has a special reading area where you can curl up with a good book!

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