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  • That our children have a love of reading that is inspired by a broad and varied diet of books spanning different genres and cultures.  
  • To provide a rigorous and inspiring phonics programme that promotes fluent reading and aids working memory by the end of Key Stage 1 
  • In early reading children know what to expect from phonics sessions. 

That no child will fall behind regardless of family background or barriers to learning 

  • That children become confident independent readers. 
  • To provide the children with challenging texts with rich vocabulary and where learning new vocabulary is the focus of our daily Literacy.  
  • Our children will be either at or above the national average for testing for phonics screening and end of Key Stage tests.  


  • We will provide engaging and varied texts throughout the curriculum. 
  • To maintain children’s love of books as they move through the school by taking part in author events, whole school book events 
  • We provide ‘whole school‘ days where the children are encouraged to immerse themselves in a text, where language, reading and vocabulary is celebrated. 
  • As teachers we are good role models in being passionate about books and reading. 
  • Early reading is implemented rigorously through the phonics scheme Little Wandle. This is taught consistently throughout the school. 
  • Gaps are identified early and with our ‘keep up not catch up’ approach, all children will be fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1 regardless of background.  
  • From the very start, the emphasis will be on decoding, expression and comprehending the texts. 


  • Children become fluent readers by the end of Key Stage 1 
  • Fluent readers decode unfamiliar words in their head rather than verbally. 
  • Adults teaching early reading, do so confidently and with consistency.  
  • Children leave school with a love of reading 
  • Cohorts achieve at least, if not more than the national average in phonics screening and end of key stage reading tests.  
  • Children are able to access and comprehend a wide variety of texts  



Reading - Skills Progression Document 2022.pdf

 Reading at McG - Flowchart Overview