"Children are a gift from the Lord, they are a reward
from him.” Psalms 127:3

“Not all of us can do great things but we can do
small things with great love.” Saint Teresa

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Book Recommendations 

At St Mary’s we want to encourage children to develop a love for reading, with this is mind, please find a range of recommended books below. Each of the ‘Year Group Recommended Reads’ contain 50 books specifically picked out for reading at pleasure, from Nursery to Year 6. Each list offers a balance of genres and styles.

Supporting Reading at Home

At St Mayr’s, we recognise the importance of teachers and parents/ carers working together to give children the best start in life. Regularly reading at home with your child is one of the best and most important ways in which you can help them! It will enable them develop their language and communication skills, broaden their vocabulary knowledge and understanding of the wider world as well as boosting their reading confidence. Below you will find some useful tips and advice on how you can help to support your child with reading at home.