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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 read keenly for information and pleasure.


We follow the National Curriculum at All Saints.


We are dedicated to ensure children's early reading proficiency is paramount to their future learning. We successfully implement the Read Write Inc phonics scheme in Key Stage 1.

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. 


In all year groups, reading skills are taught, from understanding word meaning to analysing an author's choice of language. 






Mr Hitchin


Mr Hitchin is the lead teacher for English. Having joined All Saints in 2022, he is keen for all pupils to leave their education at All Saints with the vocabulary, reading and writing skills required to be successful members of their communities. 


He has taught for many years confidently teaching English from EYFS to Year 9.


Three of Mr Hitchin's favourite authors are Jeremy Strong (very funny),  Phillip Pullman and Malorie Blackman.


Two of Mr Hitchin's favourite children's books are The Day the Crayon's Quit and Kensuke's Kingdom