What does reading look like at St. Anne's?


In EYFS and KS1 we teach early reading using the Read Write Inc. scheme, which gets pupils off to a flying start! Click on the image below to find out more.

Read Write Inc. Phonics - Ruth Miskin Phonics Training


As pupils progress from Read Write Inc in Year 2 and beyond, they are encouraged to take an active role in their reading learning through reading a range of high quality texts in Reciprocal Reading Sessions. Supported by their teachers, pupils take on the roles of questioner, clarifier, summariser and predictor.


Year 6 leading their own Reciprocal Reading Session

"It helps supporting each other, The clarifier helps me the most to understand new words "– Ruby Y5

"I love reciprocal reading. I love the roles. It helps you speak more" – Olivia Y6 

"If you're shy, reciprocal reading gives you a chance to speak out." - Skye Y6 

"It helps me to learn faster in reading and stop getting confused" - Natalia Y4

"It helps me get braver at reading and helps me understand what we've read. I like the predictor because it helps me think about what comes next." Charlotte Y6


On World Book Day, some of our English ambassadors got up to share in assembly. This is what they had to say...


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At St. Anne's we want each pupil to love reading! Reading is given a high profile within in our school: each class enjoys time listening to a story at the end of the day, our older children take on the role of reading buddies to spread the love of reading, we have subject ambassadors, author visits and theatre companies in to further promote that love of reading.


Our reading buddies in action...

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For ideas for how you can support reading at home, download the information leaflet at the bottom of the page.

St. Anne's Gets Caught Reading

May is "Get Caught Reading Month". We love to read at St. Anne's. Even lock-down doesn't stop us. Look where we caught our pupils and staff reading this year...




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Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP