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Our Curriculum


Curriculum Intent

Reading is the corner stone to all elements of education. To be able to read fluently and comprehend written word lays the foundations for success in future lines of study and employment. At St Mary and All Saints we understand how much impact a love of Reading can have on a child. We strive to share as many varied genres to ensure every child has a voice.


In line with the National Curriculum Objectives for Reading, our intent is that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding.
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information.
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage.

To ensure consistency throughout the school we follow the Unlocking Letters and Sounds scheme to teach Phonics. This starts in Reception and continues to the end of Key Stage One. Moving into Key Stage Two, we start to look at the different elements of comprehension in more detail and exploring a variety of texts, as listed on our Whole School Long Term Planning Progression Document.




The Library is an essential learning resource for research skills and to support and extend classroom topics. Our library provides books on National Curriculum topics as well as catering for a variety of interests. Books are available for all reading abilities, and we have carefully curated our library stock to ensure the children have the opportunity to experience a range of authors, genres and areas of interest. Children visit the library once a week and are encouraged to choose a book to take home.

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  • Maxwell Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks, HP9 1RG

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