Reading and Phonics

Our Intent: 

At St Mary’s C of E Primary School & Nursery we have designed our early reading curriculum with the intent that all children, regardless of background, will become fluent, insightful readers. We strive to teach children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension, as well as develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information. These essential skills not only unlock doors to the rest of the curriculum, but also have a huge impact on children’s self-esteem and future life experiences. We understand that parents and carers play a vital role in the development of early reading and in nurturing positive habits and attitudes towards reading. We welcome this and their contribution.