At St Mary’s CE Primary School our intent is to enable children to enjoy reading and to experience a wide range of genres. We have high expectations for our children and by the end of KS1 and KS2 we expect over 80% to be achieving the national expected standard. We believe that engaging young children with books is of great importance, so every day we aim to share exciting and varied texts. Literacy, writing and discussion are key life skills that will enable children to communicate effectively with others throughout their lives; our English curriculum is designed to encourage our children to develop a love of reading and writing that they can take with them beyond our school and into their futures.