Reading Showcase Course

Reading Showcase


Wednesday 9th October 2024


Come and find out about St Michael’s approach to reading and how it permeates all that we do within our school.

There will be a chance to be immersed in the whole teaching process used within the classroom as well as the opportunity to focus on specific initiatives and approaches that take place to aid the children in their reading development.


Course Overview

8:45 – Arrive – coffee

9:15 – Headteacher Presentation on our approach to reading

9:45 – Tour of school

  • Visit our classroom environments and how they support/ promote reading
  • Reception,  year 1 and 2 Continuous Provision
  • Year 3 to 6 – English teaching

10:15  English and Reading Lead presentation about Just Reading

10:45 Just Reading approach in Years 3-6

11:00 Coffee

11:15 Drop in workshops

  • EYFS and year 1 – Sounds Write Phonics
  • Year 2 – Whole Class Reading Fluency
  • Year 5 – Herts for Learning Reading Intervention
  • Year 6 – Whole class Reading fluency

11.45 Questions


“During my visit I saw several reading lessons. Pupils were fully engaged, enjoying the texts and engaging in discussion about the narratives, including interesting vocabulary and text structure. For example, one small group were reading a demanding text along with the teacher, enjoying the repetition and explanation of new vocabulary. In another lesson, Year 6 were completely absorbed in a text in which the main character had challenges similar to some pupils in the class. The pace and energy of the reading meant that all pupils were fully engaged. It also seemed to me that this was the result of long-standing exposure to and engagement with high quality texts over time. Truly impressive.” Mary Myatt, education advisor and author