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Curriculum - Reading


At St. John’s we Love to Read!


Here at St. John’s, our staff and pupils love to enjoy a book.  All staff at St. John’s are committed to providing a language-rich and engaging reading curriculum that fosters all pupils enjoyment for reading. Our curriculum puts reading at the forefront of every curriculum area and our pupils are offered a vast range of reading material.  We believe in instilling a love of reading from the very earliest stage is paramount and our EYFS environment reflects this. 


Please read our Reading and Phonics Policy 2020. This will inform you about how we teach Reading and Phonics in our school and outlines our vision for the subject. 

Home Reading Book Expectation - All year groups

This is Class 1's amazing Reading Suitcase. It goes home every week for families to enjoy a story and talk about it. It even has some little treats for when you are reading!  

Please find more about our Recommended Reads below

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This week's recommended read comes in celebration of St. Andrew's Day. Mrs Cornes recommends 'The Glasgow Gruffalo'. She read this to Class 2 and they absolutely loved it! They have been trying to perfect their Glaswegian Accents all afternoon. 

"Where ye afftae, wee broon moose? D'ye fancy some scran in ma highrise treehoose."


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Our KS1 Reading Café

We had a fantastic morning at our recent Reading Café for KS1 and Early Years. Everyone enjoyed a hot cup of cocoa and a book with their parents or older children. It was great to see so many parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles! We look forward to the next Reading Café for our KS2 pupils.