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At St. Anne's, we believe that reading is the key to learning. It is our aim to promote a love of reading from the minute pupils enter our school, so that children develop into enthusiastic, confident readers, who can understand a wide range of texts. 


  • Have opportunities to read for pleasure
  • Have access to a wide range of reading material: fiction, non-fiction and poetry
  • Develop the ability to read aloud fluently and with expression
  • Develop the ability to read for meaning
  • Develop the skills required to question, understand and infer
  • Be encouraged to actively listen
  • Make links between reading and writing

In EYFS and KS1 we teach early reading using the Read Write Inc. scheme. 

  • Learn the first 30 sounds in short daily sessions. 

  • ​Read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge
  • Take home Phonics storybooks to share 
  • Read with fluency and expression
  • Learn to spell using known sounds 
  • Write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first 
  • Work well with a partner.

  • Should be accurate and speedy readers.

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Throughout the school, children are taught reading skills in a variety of ways: guided reading sessions, whole class reading sessions and 1:1 reading. They are given opportunities to read across the curriculum and time to read for pleasure.




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St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP