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Hallam Primary School

Aim High, Achieve Together.


Our commitment is that every child at Hallam Primary will learn to read confidently, fluently and for enjoyment. In order to fulfil this commitment we ensure that all teachers are given training and regular professional development to enable them to be expert teachers of reading.

We ensure that from the earliest opportunity, we expose our children to a rich array of stories, songs and rhymes and that throughout their time in our school, the curriculum is language rich and reading is a pleasurable and rewarding experience for all.

We want: 

  • Curious readers who read widely and can speak with confidence about books they enjoy.
  • Skilled readers who use reading skills to underpin their understanding of all aspects of the curriculum.
  • Imaginative readers who use books to inspire understanding and progression of the world they live in.
  • Interested and imaginative readers who use and apply knowledge secured in their long term memory.


Read Write Inc.


We believe that all children should begin to acquire the knowledge of synthetic phonics as soon as it is appropriate for their stage of development.

As a school, we commit to one systematic synthetics phonics program; Read Write Inc. Daily delivery, along with identified individual support, ensures each child progresses through the program and succeeds in learning to read and thus being able to read to learn.

All children who are working on the Read Write Inc. phonics program will bring home a Read Write Inc. storybook to read at home. This will match their current phonological awareness enabling them to consolidate and practice their reading skills at home. All staff receive regular training to ensure delivery of the program is highly effective. Children will also bring a book of their choice home for their parents to read with them.


To find out more about Read Write Inc please use the web links above.