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St Paul's and All Hallows' C of E School

'Learning to Love, Loving to Learn'

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The National Curriculum for English states that:

“Reading widely and often opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious minds.’’


Literacy is, of course, key to a successful future. Our aim is to ensure all children become highly skilled readers and also develop a love of reading so that they become life-long readers. We aim to ensure all children have a balanced reading diet comprising fiction, non-fiction, poetry and classics. 


We use several reading schemes throughout the school for home readers. Our main scheme in EYFS and Key Stage 1 is The Oxford Reading Tree, but this is supplemented by several other schemes.


In Key Stage 1 we teach reading mainly through 'Daily Supported Reading', where children have the opportunity to read with an adult every day in a small group.


In Key Stage 2 we teach reading mainly through 'Destination Reader', where children have the opportunity to study quality children's literature in some depth.