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English sits at the heart of our curriculum; it is through language, story and text that children learn to form concepts, connect ideas and express themselves. Head over to our Reading page under Parent/carers to find out more about how we at St Mary's promote our love of reading. 


7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning during school closures.




Books Read by Authors

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Library Lion 

Hula Hooping Queen 


Clark the Shark



 Stories Read by Staff 

 04/05/20 - Mrs Liu shares "I Love You Grandma"


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Mr Heath reading 'The Gruffalo' Click picture to watch.


* These stories have been shared by staff for a non-profit, educational and socially beneficial purpose ????during the lockdown imposed due to COVID-19. This page will be deleted from our webpage when the lockdown ends and school reopens. No copyright infringements are intended. If you are the owner of any of the works read aloud in these videos and wish for them to be removed, please contact and we will of course remove the video.