St Mary's CE Foundation


Reading a variety of texts is essential to develop a child's language skills as well as their fluency and comprehension. We encourage pupils to read regularly at home and ask parents to support them in ensuring they do so. Pupils use the Bugclub book scheme when learning to read, from phonics through to free reading. Books are also available to borrow from the class library and pupils have access to many online books on the Bugclub program too. The 'Bookworm Challenge' in each class has really taken off this year and pupils can also be nominated by classroom staff for a 'Reader of the Month' certificate.

Our 'Caught Reading' challenge last term found pupils and staff engaged in reading in the most unusual places! Check out our display in the entrance!

See our 'recommended reads' booklist below. How many of these have you read? Are there any you would add to this list?

Recommended reads book list

Author visits, theatre groups, book swap, book fayre, shared reading, Performing Arts Week, Book Week, dress as a book character day and much, much more!