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 Read, Write Inc to teach phonic skills and decoding.
  • A range of strategies will be used to teach accuracy and fluency in reading.
  • Inference and deduction approaches will be taught to help children understand and respond to what they are reading.
  • RWI books are sent home weekly. In addition online books to match the words and sounds taught are available through individual log ins.
  • Fiction and non-fiction books are read through RWI.
  • 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. 
  • 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 – takes place within the KS2 classes.