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Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at school.  Everything else depends upon it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child learns to read as quickly as possible.


We want your child to love reading and to want to read for themselves.  This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.


At Seton School, we use the highly successful `Read Write Inc' programme, which gives children a thorough understanding of how to read the sounds in words and then blend them together to read whole words.  It also includes a systematic approach to writing those sounds down and spelling them correctly in words.   Reading, writing and spelling are taught together through exciting storybooks which the children enjoy in class.  The books are then shared at home with families to further develop children's confidence.  Our system ensures that every child develops a solid understanding of phonics, which lays the foundations for learning to read.  


Throughout school, from the Early Years right up to Year 6, we follow a text-based approach to teaching reading, writing and grammar, using exciting and innovative resources from The Literary Curriculum.  More information about this approach can be found via the link below:



Our focus texts are carefully chosen to ensure that throughout the year, throughout the key stage and throughout their whole primary career, children encounter a wide range of quality texts, including traditional and contemporary texts.  Our quality texts plan can be see here:  




Throughout the year, we hold a series of workshops to illustrate how parents can support their children's reading at home and we hope you will find the Reading Information Sheet helpful.  If you have any questions or concerns about your child's reading progress, please speak to your child's class teacher or to our English Subject Leader, Miss Dixon.  

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