At St. Mary's we have invested in high quality texts to use in the teaching of reading. These texts have been carefully selected to match topics as closely as possible; where we are unable to find topic related books, we have selected high-quality text from recommended reading lists, from the BookTrust.
Each day, children take part in a daily Guided Reading session to develop their reading skills using these texts as a foundation for this. We teach comprehension skills through a combination of questions stems, that focus on different skills which we refer to as Reading VIPERS; the use of active comprehension activities and drama opportunities.
Here are some examples of the different texts that we read across the school: