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Clyst St Mary Primary School

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Reading at Clyst St Mary

A reader from Clyst St Mary Primary school will:


  • Be able to read with confidence, skill and understanding.
  • Read for pleasure and have a lifelong love of reading. 
  • Discuss the things they enjoy in the books they read and recommend books and authors to their peers. 
  • Know about a wide range of authors and genres. 
  • Be able to apply the things they have learnt in phonics to help them read and decode unfamiliar words. 
  • Enjoy reading and understanding the meaning of new words. 
  • Be exposed to high quality books, from a variety of cultures and in a range of different styles and formats. 
  • Apply their reading skills in both their writing and their understanding of the wider curriculum. 
  • By the end of Year 6 all children will be reading at age related expectations or above. 
  • By the end of Year 2 all children will have completed the RWI phonics programme and will be at age related or above expectations according to the national curriculum.