St Luke'sChurch of England Primary School

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We strive for all children to leave St Luke’s having an enthusiasm for reading, enjoyment in what they have read and fluency in their own reading. They should be ready for secondary school texts where an understanding of what’s read is crucial.

To achieve this:


  • EYFS and KS1 will use Letters and Sounds to teach phonic skills and decoding (reading books will be used in line with this approach).
  • A range of strategies will be used to teach accuracy and fluency in reading.
  • Inference and deduction approachs will be taught to help children understand and respond to what they are reading.
  • A wide range of fiction and non-fiction will be available from the library (for those children on the AR system) and in the classroom (provided by the teachers).
  • Enjoyment and independence will be developed.
  • Children will be taught to seek information and to learn from the written word.
  • Books will be available in all classes linked to topics and children’s interests. With book lists available online to parents.
  • The library is available for all children – books on the AR system have been labelled and are located in set areas around the library. Librarians and adults work together to keep this area well stocked and a valuable resource for all. For those children not yet on the AR system there are a range of books to enjoy. Newpapers, Story Time magazines and National Geographic magazines are also available in the library for all to share.
  • Use of IT to explore a range of genre, quality texts accessible to all, particularly on the IWB.
  • A challenging and stimulating curriculum is provided to engage all children as learners.
  • Whole Class reading – this takes place in all classes.