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Reading is at the heart of our curriculum enabling all children to be fluent, confident, life long readers who understand what they have read.


At All Saints’ Federation, we see reading as something that empowers our children to explore worlds beyond their own world, worlds that are only available to them through books. Our approach to reading is firmly rooted in the Simple View of Reading and alongside it is a carefully designed programme of systematic, synthetic teaching of phonics. 


We ensure that our children will experience a wide range of texts that promote fluency, understanding and develop regular reading habits. In school, texts are chosen to reflect our rich literary heritage and we place an emphasis on regular reading and reading for pleasure, both in school, and at home . Through a progressive use of language rich texts, children’s ability to work with more complex language is developed.  Engaging texts are key to the planning and delivery of Reading and Writing in our school.


Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out. 



Our Reading Scheme:


Our School Reading Scheme follows the book banded system, see below.

This means that within each book band the children have access to a range of high quality reading materials from recognised publishing houses that are at that same reading level. For instance, within our Brown level book band we have books from Rigby Star, Rising Stars Oxford Reading Tree, Oxford Owl, Reading Chest, Collins Big Cat and Project X. 

Book Bands and Progression in Phonics 2021

What's New with Reading at All Saints?



World Book Day this year is on Thursday 4th March and we have lots of ideas about how to celebrate at home and at school. Look out for our 'Guest Storytellers' joining our classes on Google Classroom on WBD to share their favourite story with you.


Year 1 Early Reading and Phonics Coffee Morning and Teatime Workshop 12.5.21

World Book Day - How to get involved

Hello Lighthouse Examples of Work

Classic Texts and 'Must Reads' for all of our children at All Saints

Book Banded Comprehension Questions to support ‘Book Talk’ at home

Books bought after our Sponsored Book Read 2020. Now available in our libraries.

Establishing libraries - Summer 2019

Infant Library Opening October 2019

Junior Library Opening October 2019

Supporting reading at home

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Helping your child decode, read fluently and then read with understanding.

Information shared by Mrs. Lloyd (our phonics leader) and Mrs. Lee (our Deputy Head) to parents (25.9.19) It helps to explain how we teach early reading and how parents can help.

Leadership plans and summaries

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