Reading is the heart of everything we do at St Mary’s. All children will experience reading as a part of their school day in a range of ways. In Key Stage 1 and 2, children will experience weekly ‘Guided Reading’ sessions based on a Project X text they share as a group. Children take home weekly reading books including books linked to their phonics ability.  In addition to this, we believe in giving children the opportunity to create high quality writing, through reading, skills practise, drafting and editing. We use a range of stimuli from Classic Texts, such as Oliver Twist, and cross curricular reading links to inspire our children. Vocabulary remains a key driver in the teaching of reading, exposing children to a language-rich curriculum starting from Foundation Stage to Year 6.