Reading at All Saints Church of England Primary School
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Dr. Seuss”.
At All Saints we are passionate about reading because we believe that it is the foundation of
success. We aim for all of our children to develop a life- long love of reading.
Every child from Reception to Year 6 is given a reading book that they will bring home every
night. At All Saints we use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. Please share this book with them as
often as you can, preferably a few pages every night, and write a comment in their reading
record. Reading books need to be in school every day.
Your child will then read with their class teacher or another adult (either once, twice or three
times a week depending on their ability) to check their ability to read accurately and fluently,
and their understanding of the book.
In addition to this, your child will also have daily guided reading sessions and an opportunity to
use our lovely new library area. They can borrow an extra book from the library to share at
Independent reading is encouraged through the use of daily ERIC (everyone reads in class) time
and classroom Research Stations where children can read books about the topic that they are
We also have trained Reading Buddies, who are pupils from Year 4, 5 and 6. They listen to
children who need extra practice and ask them questions about what they have read. This is a
very successful scheme.
Have you been to Farnworth Library? If not, then pay them a visit because they have lots of great books that your child can borrow to help with learning log activities.
Suggested authors for each Year group
Reception Jill Murphy
Year 1 Julia Donaldson
Year 2 Anthony Browne
Year 3 Roald Dahl
Year 4 David Walliams
Year 5 Rick Riordan
Year 6 Michael Morpurgo
Phonics at All Saints Church of England Primary School
At All Saints, we use the Letters and Sounds programme to teach phonics.
Children receive a daily phonics session based on their phonic ability. These interactive sessions
are planned to ensure that your child develops an understanding of the sounds (phonemes) that
make up words and link them to the letters (graphemes) in order for them to become
proficient readers and spellers.
These skills are reinforced throughout the curriculum so children learn to use the skills
independently. Regular spellings will be sent home to support the learning in these phases.