“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you will go.”

Dr Seuss  


At Knutton St Mary’s CE Academy, we aim to enable children to become not only able, confident readers, but to develop a love of reading which will stay with them for life.

English at Knutton is based around quality texts that have been specifically chosen to engage, enthuse and entice children to want to read more.  We use a range of genres and authors, and ensure that all interests are taken into account when selecting the texts that we use.  Children are encouraged to read a range of different types of books in order for them to become broad readers and develop a passion for books.


We want pupils to develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs.

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future as a Reader and Writer:

      • Publicity Assistant
      • Stage Director
      • Song Writer
      • Entertainment Manager
      • Social Media Consultant
      • Cartoonist

For more careers, please visit First Careers.


Teachers create a positive and safe, yet challenging environment, where children are encouraged to take risks and are not afraid to be creative.  They are encouraged to reflect and review their work, always exploring ways in which it can be edited and developed further.

Whole-class Guided Reading sessions enable children to discuss quality texts together, focusing on a particular skill, such as decoding, inference or predicting.  Home reading books are carefully matched to phonics levels in Early Years and Key Stage 1.  Accelerated Reader is used for home reading in Key Stage 2; this ensures children access a wide range of quality and ‘real’ reading books at home.


      • Children will achieve age related expectations, or make at least expected progress in reading at the end of their cohort year.
      • Children will develop a love for reading.
      • Children will have a sound understanding of spelling and grammar conventions.
      • Children will develop skills that are relevant in a real life context.
      • Children will talk about their reading confidently and clearly.