St Matthew's C.E Primary School

“I can do all things because Christ gives me strength” Philippians 4:13


"There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate's loot on Treasure Island"- Walt Disney.


We know that reading is a fundamental life skill and here at St Matthew’s we are committed to support our pupils to become lifelong readers. We dedicate our time to motivate children to ‘first learn to read’ and then inspire them to ‘next read to learn.’ Reading lays the foundations for success in future areas of study and employment as well as supporting cultural, emotional, intellectual, social and spiritual development.

Our curriculum intent enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and build upon what they already know by developing their prior understanding. Language skills develop children’s learning across the wider curriculum and are essential to equip pupils to participate as tolerant and capable members of society.

We have high expectations of all children, and encourage pupils to challenge themselves, persevere and strive to reach their full potential because “With God all things are possible.”

At the heart of our strategy is the drive to encourage a love of reading, enriching children's education through engaging teaching activities. Utilising imaginative stories and thought-provoking texts to inspire and motivate pupils as authors of the future.


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Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact document St Matthew's Reading offer Progression of knowledge and skills

Pictorial Summary


Children at St Matthew's can access a range of E-books by logging onto our Reading platform Oxford Owl. See below:

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