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St Mary's C of E

School Bideford


We have high expectations for reading at St. Mary’s Primary School and our teaching focuses on developing pupils’ competence in both word reading and comprehension. Our aim for children is to leave KS1 as confident decoders who can speedily recognise familiar printed words. As children move through the school, there is a growing focus on developing children’s comprehension skills and linguistic knowledge. By the end of a child’s primary education with us, we strive for all pupils to be able to read fluently and have developed a love of reading.


A reader from St. Mary’s Primary School will:

  • Enjoy getting lost in a world of books, both through books they read independently and through books that are read to them
  • Accurately and speedily read GPCs and segment and blend these in words
  • Re-read books to build up fluency and confidence in word reading
  • Have a well-developed vocabulary from reading quality, age-appropriate texts
  • Become independent, fluent and enthusiastic readers who read widely and fluently
  • Read and understand a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books
  • Ask and answer questions to improve their understanding
  • Leave the school as someone who reads fluently and effortlessly

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