St Mary's



At St Mary's School children are taught to read using systematic synthetic phonics within Early Years and Key Stage 1. They are taught to decode and blend words using the sounds they have learnt in Phonics and to use picture clues to help them when reading books.

Throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 the children will read our school Reading Scheme; this is a combination of fiction and nonfiction books placed into bands appropriate for a child’s reading development. Once a child is a competent reader and they can show fluency and a deep understanding of what they have read they move off the reading scheme books.

Reading schemes used at St. Mary's: Oxford Reading Tree, Songbirds, Pearson Bug Club. 

Have a look at the class pages to see more information on the Curriculum being learnt each half term.  


Our Curriculum