Phonics and Reading at St Mary's
"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."
At St Mary’s, we want all children to be equipped with the skills and confidence to become fluent, accurate and enthusiastic readers. We want to establish good phonetic knowledge in KS1 so that children can develop a love of reading as they progress through KS2. Through precise phonics teaching and assessment, your child is able to make good progress through our phonics scheme during their early years, and any gaps in their knowledge are closed quickly and effectively. Through choosing quality texts, we intend to develop a love of reading and allow children to recognise the pleasure they can get from their reading, as well as understanding that reading allows them to discover new knowledge, revisit prior knowledge and understand more about what they learn, igniting their imagination for ideas to use in their own work. We provide opportunities for reading across the curriculum to help pupils to know more, remember more and understand more to help them reach their potential at our school and beyond.
Children will have a love of reading and make at least good progress in reading form their last starting point of statutory assessment, or from their starting point in Foundation Stage 1. Children will use their reading skills as a key tool in helping them to learn, and as a result, know more, remember more and understand more to help them reach their potential at our school and beyond.
Phonics and early reading:
Oxford Owl at Home has:
Reading for all:
Free eBook Library - Oxford Owl has a free book collection developed for 3 - 11 year olds.
Epic Digital Library - access to loads of free digital books.
Storytime with Nick Cannon - well-loved stories published each week.
Goodnight with Dolly - daily storytelling at 7:00pm.
Storytime Online - book read by their authors