“If you are going to get anywhere in life, you have to read a lot of books.”
Reading is a fundamental skill that enriches the rest of our Curriculum. All Saints Multi Academy Trust Birmingham is committed to making achievement in reading a reality for all pupils. We teach reading skills in different ‘subject areas’ as well as showing our commitment to reading by teaching focussed reading lessons every single morning of the week. We recognise that phonics play an important part in teaching children how to read so we use the ‘Letters and Sounds’ resource to support early readers. The specific teaching of comprehension skills is also woven throughout our reading lessons. Teaching children to gain understanding from a text is a crucial part of developing reading skills further. Teachers choose from a variety of texts and genres to give children a wide experience of reading.
We believe that every child is a writer and teachers are there to help nurture, scaffold and develop their writing skills. Talk for Writing is a key element of the writing process which involves children from all ages.