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English Subject Lead: Miss Thorpe


"I am the lead teacher for English at our school. Having joined All Saints' this academic year, I am very keen for all pupils to see that both reading and writing can be fun, informative and be a door to open so many possibilities. We want children to leave their education at All Saints' with a broad understanding of vocabulary, a passion for reading and have the writing skills required to be successful members of their communities."


Here at All Saints', we understand that with both reading and writing, children need to be interested in the content. All teachers and staff at All Saints' work hard to find texts that will captivate the children's interests. A keenness to 'find out more' and 'let's read on' will make learning a fun experience. We understand the importance of reading a range of texts and genres to show children how broad literacy is. We are there to support children, building on their current level, supporting them on their next steps and showing high expectations of what we believe they can achieve.



At All Saints, children's vocabulary acquisition; love and skill of reading; and their writing prowess are of fundamental importance. The aim is that all children leave All Saints' with the literary skills required to be successful in the next stage of their education and life. We want children to be passionate learners who enjoy the freedom of writing and read keenly for information and for pleasure.


We follow the National Curriculum at All Saints' and build on our previous knowledge in both reading and writing.


We are dedicated to ensure children's early reading proficiency is paramount to their future learning. We successfully implement the Little Wandle phonics scheme in Key Stage 1 and use this scheme to also support children, where necessary, in catch-up groups in Key Stage 2.

In Key Stage 2, reading for pleasure is crucially important and children are encouraged to read a variety of texts, which we are always looking to develop in our library. Children are able to choose books of their choice to support their love of reading.


In all year groups, reading skills are taught, from building on prior knowledge, making predictions, learning new vocabulary and building fluency within a variety of reading activities.