'Learning God's Way'
At St Mary's reading is at the heart of all we do. In KS1 the children learn to read using the Read, Write Inc phonics program and in KS2 we use Cracking Comprehension to develop our understanding of the text. As a school, KS1 do daily phonics and group reading. KS2 share class novels in Reading for Meaning.
Please find a link to the Reading Viper Questions below. These are really helpful and will support you when reading with your children.
In the Autumn Term we had the amazing Stephanie Austwick in school. She spent some time helping our teachers, teaching assistants and parents understand how to support our children when reading. The notes from her sessions can be found below.
We have also had a visit from Steve Clifford an amazing author who worked with our older children developing their writing skills and their love of reading. His books were wonderful and we had a very productive day. Please take a look at a photos of the day below and there also a link to his website.
The children love to listen to each other read and this term Year 6 have been holding a Friday afternoon Story-time club. This is a club that they organise themselves. They choose a story, read or act it to KS1 children and then provide related activities. It has proven very successful and is enjoyed by all the children that attend.