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Our Vision


At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School we aim to create an environment in which thinking, listening, speaking, reading and writing serve as a foundation for lifelong learning.


We want all pupils to read easily, fluently, with good understanding and develop a love of reading.


We want all of our pupils to read widely and regularly both in school and outside for both pleasure and information.


In St Anne's we use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme alongside R.W.I. home readers in FS & KS1. KS2 select from a range of books including Oxford Reading Tree books as well as library books. They take regular assessments and quizzes as part of Accelerated Reading in order to help them select a book that is at an appropriate level for them. Click on the Accelerated Reading link to learn more. 


We strive to ensure that all children acquire a rich and varied vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and an awareness of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.


We want our pupils to develop an appreciation of the breadth of literature written by English authors so that they develop an appreciation of our rich literary heritage.


We wish our pupils to write clearly and accurately across a range of genre for a variety of purposes and for different audiences.


Literacy at St Anne’s means not only to read, write, speak, and listen, but also to use language to learn, think, and communicate effectively.


You can help your child by:

  • Be a role model for your child – let them see you enjoying reading and writing as often as you can.
  • Practise your child’s reading book as often as you can – always praise their effort and make the time relaxed and positive.
  • Find as many ‘real’ reasons to read and write i.e. A letter to Father Christmas, or in response to the Echo article about dog muck write to your MP.
  • Come and join in some of our parents courses – it will help you understand phonics and the way we teach early reading.
  • Make sure you and your child read for fun – borrow books from school, the library or access some of the learning materials on the internet.
  • Immerse your child in as many different experiences as you can and talk with them – the more they experience and reflect upon those experiences, the more their language they will develop (e.g. visits to the museum or trips to the beach).