At All Souls, we place a high priority on children acquiring a sound grasp of the phonics system and being able to apply this when reading and writing.
From Nursery to Year 2, we use the scheme Letters and Sounds to teach Daily Synthetics Phonics.
Parent workshops, homework books and class Meet the Teacher sessions provide extra information on how we teach phonics.
At All Souls we use a variety of Guided Reading schemes to enable us to match texts not only to a child’s level but also their interest. We aim to choose guided reading texts that have a varied choice of writing styles and genres and a rigorous and systematic introduction of phonics to enable children to make progress in their reading learning journeys. In addition to this, children are encouraged to develop an avid interest in all types of books by borrowing books from the class and school libraries. Regular class visits to our local Marylebone Library to borrow books also promote a passion for reading
Every Friday morning we run Everybody Reading In Class (ERIC) sessions, where parents are actively encouraged to come in a read with their child for pleasure.
We also have a number of Reading Volunteers from the BBC and All Souls Church who come in a read with individual children in Key Stage Two.