St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School

We pray, We work, We play, We care, We do our best!


Devonshire Drive, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5RJ

01254 231277

LATEST NEWS & DATES : 1/5/2024 - Class 3 & 4 Mass at 10.00 a.m.....17/5/2024 - Race Night at St. Mary's Organised by PTFA....22/5/2024 - Reception Heights & Weights.....22/5/2024 - Class 1,2 & 5 Mass at 10.00 a.m......23/5/2024 - Sacrament of Reconciliation in Church at 10.00 a.m.....24/5/2024 - Deadline for Year 6 Residential payment....24/5/2024 - School breaks up for 2 weeks......10/6/2024 - Y1 Phonics and Y4 Multiplication Checks over next 2 weeks....17/6/2024 - Whitehough Y6 Resdiential - 3 days....26/6/2024 - Junior Trip to Outdoor Elements.....27/6/2024 - New to Reception Starters Evening at 6.00 p.m......7/7/2024 - Sacrament of Holy Communion - Time TBC....9/7/2024 - New to Reception Taster Morning at 9.05 a.m......10/7/2024 - Infant Trip to Smithills Farm.....11/7/2024 - Year 6 Leaver's Service in Church at 10.00 a.m.......12/7/2024 - Y6 Leaver's Lunch......15/7/2024 - Reports Out to Parents......16/7/2024 - Junior Play Performance - 'Cinderella' - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m......17/7/2024 - Year 6 Leaver's Assembly.....17/7/2024 - School Finishes for the Summer at 1.15/1.30 p.m.

A love of Reading


"So then, brothers, stand firm and hold to the traditions that you were taught by us, either by our spoken word or by our letter."

(2 Thessalonians 2:15)

At St. Mary's we promote a love of reading at all times. Through daily class novels, daily guided reading sessions, reading across the curriculum, library books, class library loans, independent reading and 1 to 1 reading with staff as well as reading day events, trips and guest authors, we do everything we can to make sure that a love of reading is at the heart of everything we do. Please also visit our curriculum page which shows how our new curriculum centers around novels and texts...

Spring 2 - 2023 - Our Class Novels

Spring 1 - 2023 - Our Class Novels

Autumn 2022 - Our Class Novels

Spring 2022 - Our Class Novels

Autumn 2021 - Our Class Novels

Summer 2021 - Our Class Novels

November 2020 - Our Class Novels for the second half of the Autumn Term

September 2020 - Our Class Novels for Autumn 2020

July 2020 - We are already planning for our next exciting topic in the Autumn term and our class novels are starting to arrive!

Class Novels - January/February 2020 -  Key Stage 2 topic - 'Who's the Mummy?'   Key Stage 1 topic - 'Blown Away'.

Class Novels - December 2019. Key Stage 2 topic - World War 2.   Key Stage 1 topic - Toys.

We can take a book anywhere we want to and read for pleasure. Teachers are encouraged to take the children to any location in school to do this...

World Book Days and Theme Days are always used to promote a love of reading in school. Theme days coming up in 2020 include... National Storytelling Week (1st-8th February), International Book Giving Day (February 14th 2020), National Tell a Fairy Tale Day (February 26th 2020), World Book Day (5th March 2020), Shakespeare Week (16th-22nd March 2020), World Story-telling Day (20th March 2020), World Poetry Day (21st March 2020), International Children's Book Day (2nd April 2020), Children's Book Week (29th April - 5th May), National Share a Story Month (May 2020), International Harry Potter Day (2nd May 2020), National Book Start Week (June 2020) and the Summer Reading Challenge.

Each year we welcome a famous author into school. This year it was the turn of Andy Tooze!

Reading Festivals - We attend reading festivals with our children whenever the opportunity arises, such as the one at Bowley!