Reading is at the heart of everything we do at St Alban’s. It is so much more than being able to read what is written on a page. Reading equips children for a place in the world. It feeds their imagination and develops their creativity. It can take them to new places and discover new things. It can forge the identity of their personality and shape the person they become.
It is our intention that every child will be a reader and our ambitious curriculum has been intentionally designed to achieve this. We have a systematic approach to phonics from the moment a child steps foot in our school. As soon as a child is ready, they move onto our comprehension teaching where their understanding of texts is deepened. Underpinning all of this, is nurturing a child’s love of reading; ensuring they have high-quality texts, carefully chosen to engage the children.
“At St Alban’s, children learn to read then read to learn for the rest of their lives”