St Mary's SG7

St Mary's Church of England (VC) Junior School

‘Care. Believe. Succeed.’
All things are possible for one who believes.’ - Mark 9:23

Reading for pleasure at home and school

Reading is a key focal point of the St. Mary’s curriculum. Without reading, vocabulary and comprehension, our children are not able to readily access other curriculum subjects, which is why it must be a priority for us all.

 Hearing Children Read at Home and at School



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.

The Importance of Reading!

As a parent, it is our job to provide an environment that encourages reading. It is not our job to teach reading explicitly (unless you want to!) but rather be a reading role model, provide books and enthusiasm!

School Reading List - Recommended books for children and teens


To help make reading enjoyable and fun, we asked experts and authors what they recommend to help get children reading! Please have a look at at the following links!

Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading!

7 Tips to Support Reading at Home

Does reading aloud really matter?