Intent, Implementation and Impact for reading and Phonics at St Michael’s- Click here

At St Michael’s we aim to develop a love of reading. In order to this we offer the children opportunities to listen to and read a range of books and authors including Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry. 

In EYFS and KS1 daily phonics lessons are taught using the Junior Learning Programme (see the phonics page for more information about this). Children are given a reading book linked the phonics phase they are working. EYFS and KS1 children use Phonics Bug books, these books are fully decodable and match with the phonics phase and sounds they are learning in class. 

KS1 and KS2 have access to a variety of reading schemes such as Oxford Reading Tree, Ginn, Collins Big Cat, Generation X, Phonics Bug and Treetops with a view that children will always be able to find a book that is suitable for them.  In KS2 use the Accelerated Reader Programme to ensure that the books are accurately matched to the children’s reading age and supports their understanding of the texts. There is a wider range of general fiction and non-fiction books available to keep eager readers engaged and satisfied.

In addition to set reading books, we have two libraries in school and each classroom has an inviting reading area for children to choose books from and use daily to develop reading for pleasure.  Children from Nursery to Year 6 have access to library books to take home and share with their families.

Teachers read to their classes on a daily basis, these sessions are developing reading for pleasure. 

Comprehension skills and written work are planned around encouraging a love of literature, both printed and online.

All KS2 children have access to the online library via Accelerated reader.

Throughout the year school hosts a range of special days to celebrate reading including World Book Day and National Poetry Day. 

Reading is development across the curriculum and is used to engage children in topics and events e.g. Black History Month.

Below you will see some examples of events the school has shared to engage of children and families in reading.

We celebrated World Book Day with a Reading Breakfast with our families.

Information for Parents

KS1 Reading Workshop for Parents –  Click here to see the Power Point shared with parents