Gatehouse Avenue, Bristol, Avon BS13 9AB

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St Pius X Catholic Primary School


St Pius X Catholic Primary School

Reading Curriculum Intent

At St Pius X it is our intention when teaching the English curriculum that our pupils develop the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to become competent readers who can read for a range of purposes. It is our intention to immerse pupils in the wonders of quality texts to instil a love for reading, a passion for discovery and a confidence to explore their imagination through exposure to and experience of high quality, engaging children’s fiction.

English is a core subject of the National Curriculum and a prerequisite for educational and social progress as it underpins the work undertaken in all areas of the curriculum. Confidence in basic language skills enables children to communicate creatively and imaginatively, preparing them for their future journey through education and beyond. At St Pius X we focus on vocabulary development to enable children to understand words that are beyond the language they hear in everyday life.


Through carefully chosen texts we will develop children’s understanding of culture, society and the wider world. We will link stories in subjects like RE and PHSE to help children to understand how to live a Catholic life, manage emotions and get along with others.