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 : Have a wonderful summer holiday everybody and we will see you again on Thursday September 2nd......MP Sarah Britcliffe visits St. Mary's and school is mentioned in Parliamentary debate (see Green R.E. tab - Eco Classroom - Sarah Britcliffe visit)...For latest Admissions Policy, please go to the blue contacts tab and scroll down...Lent 2021 - Please see our 'R.E. GIFT Team' Tab for information on Lent 2021....For 'Home Learning' please go to 'Curriculum' and drop down to 'COVID19 Home Learning' and select your class...Coach Kyle fitness activities each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. - Zoom invites will be delivered beforehand.... Please see our new 'On-Line Safety for Parents' section - Go to 'More' then 'Parent's Section' then 'On-line Safety' for tips on how children can stay safe on-line at home.......Please visit the 'Worship' section by clicking on the green 'R.E./G.I.F.T. Team tab for exclusive Worship videos created and delivered by our G.I.F.T. Team which you can interact with at home!....

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‘Learning English plays an essential role in our lives and helps us to communicate well through reading, writing, speaking and listening.’

English Reading

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum at St. Mary's and our pupils achieve extremely well due to the variety of reading opportunities provided throughout the day. Our last Key Stage 2 results revealed that we were in the top 10% for progress in reading and in the top 10% for children achieving the higher standard in Lancashire (over 40% of the year group). These are just some of the ways that reading is taught at St. Mary's.  Are end of Key Stage 2 results show a three year upward trend with 100% progress made by all children from their starting point in Reception Class and nearly 50% of children making more than expected progress.

Guided Reading 

Children are taught guided reading every day in their classes. They work in different ability groups and have a pre-read before engaging with their teacher in a guided read. Following this, they are set tasks which will reveal their understanding to the age appropriate learning. Please see the link below for a selection of children's writing throughout the school. These comprise of a huge variety of written follow-up tasks which the children do independently.

English Writing