These nine key elements underpin the teaching and learning of Reading at St Martin’s.Teaching and learning in each aspect work together to form the implementation of our Reading curriculum as a whole. This approach not only aims to ensure that every child becomes a reader but also promotes engagement and creates a celebratory reading culture within our school. The importance of our children reading for pleasure underpins the success of our delivery of the Reading Curriculum.


Phonics/Early Reading



Guided Reading



English Lessons



Reading at Home



Visting the Library



Reading in School



Vocabulary and Oracy



Reading for Pleasure



Reading Support



There are many different facets to developing a reading for pleasure pedagogy and at St Martin’s we are committed to continuing to develop this so that our school has an embedded culture of reading for enjoyment. Our aim is for children to be so excited about reading that they are wanting to read under the covers with a torch after lights out! Reading is at the heart of the curriculum and, as such, our school library is at the heart of the school. Each class has a weekly slot in the library where they will go with their class to share books and to choose a book to enjoy during independent reading sessions and at home. Reading achievements are celebrated in our celebration assemblies each week, including a chance to win a book from our vending machine!

To find out more about our approach to phonics and early reading, follow the link at the bottom of this page.


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