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Reading at St Mary Redcliffe Primary School




At St Mary Redcliffe Primary, we believe that developing children as expert and enthusiastic life-long readers is a fundamental entitlement for every individual pupil. We place reading at the heart of our curriculum and provide a structured reading offer that allows children to become confident and passionate readers. We separate our reading offer into three strands to give the children the greatest opportunity to achieve these goals.




  • Enable children to apply their knowledge of structured synthetic phonics in order to decode unfamiliar words with increasing accuracy and speed.
  • Provide children with opportunities to read accurately, fluently and with understanding.
  • Be able to read with expression, clarity and confidence.


  • Read and respond to a wide range of different types of texts.
  • Develop a wide ranging knowledge of vocabulary and strong grasp of grammar.
  • Be able to use reading skills to read and understand content across other curriculum areas.


  •  Provide opportunities for children to gain a life-long enjoyment of reading and books.
  • Celebrate and promote books and reading across the school.


Please click on the stars below to find out more about different aspects of our reading offer.