Our approach at St Mary’s is to provide all our pupils with a rich and varied reading journey by linking high quality texts to the wider curriculum topics. We place a strong emphasis on the development of vocabulary and understanding language through daily guided comprehension. Handwriting and spelling are taught separately and through homework. In phonics we use the Sounds Write programme.


KS1 Reading Schemes

We learn to read predominantly using the Sounds write initial code and extended code reading books. We also supplement these readers with phonetically appropriate books from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme and others, once the sounds have been technically taught.


St Mary’s Reading Strategy 2020