At St John Fisher Reading is a priority. We believe that every child has a right to learn to read.

Phonics -


In Reception we learn to read through phonics. We use the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme, learning individual letter sounds and blending them together to make words. (Please click on the link below for further information.) Children continue to learn through phonics in Key Stage 1 and a few children may require aditional phonics support in to Key Stage 2.

Read Write Inc., developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK's primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

For further information please see the wedsite: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/




Children read each week with a teacher and with a teaching assistant. They take part in a variety of reading activities including Shared Reading and Guided Reading on both an individual and group basis.

We have a varied range of reading materials, including a vast rage of published reading schemes, as well as News papers, both available as a hard copy delivered to school, and online available at https://www.firstnews.co.uk and another online reading scheme - Bug club - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0


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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794