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Teaching of reading

At Sacriston Academy, we are passionate about reading! We try to share what we most enjoy about reading and encourage our children to read new genres and ever more challenging texts. Our children learn to read for enjoyment every day to develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In early years and key stage 1, we use the Read Write Inc reading scheme both in school and for home reading. This ensures home reading books match the phonics children have learned so, early on, they experience success and gain confidence. As children complete Read Write Inc., they follow accelerated reader with a focus on comprehension, engaged reading time and complexity. 

Reading enables children to transform the way they see the world outside of school. Our children are encouraged to see that the written word can compete with electronic media. Reading requires the creative participation of the individual - that is what makes it so rewarding and special - but we also ensure a daily class story or novel is shared in all year groups. We hope you agree that our creativity will help children to share our own love of reading.