At St Michael’s we aim to enable all children to become literate; to be able to read and write with confidence, fluency, comprehension and pleasure. We aspire for all our pupils to be able to use the English word to express themselves imaginatively and clearly, and know how to listen attentively to others. Children at St Michael’s will use their English skills to communicate and work effectively with others, to develop as independent learners. We hope that through their literacy skills, they will be able to become active members in society beyond the school community.

At St Michael's we recognise that children need both good language comprehension and good word reading to be come good readers. 
We use Whole Class Reading to engage our children from Nursery age. We record the quality texts we use in year group Reading Journeys. These are currently working documents but an example of Year 1's reading journey can be seen below.