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

Starting in Nursery, pupils are given a huge range of opportunities for purposeful mark making in provision and begin to ascribe meaning to their marks. Daily activities to develop gross and fine motor skills support pupils in gaining the early skills needed for handwriting.    

In Early Years, our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc.(RWI) Phonics programme (click the image below to go to our phonics page for more information).

Read Write Inc. Phonics - Ruth Miskin Phonics Training

We also follow the Jane Considine ‘Write Stuff’ approach to teaching writing from Reception through to Year 6 with results that we are enormously proud of. Development of vocabulary is key. From EYFS, pupils become “Word Collectors” – collecting words through the Write Stuff ‘FANTASTIC’s and through language planners. This development of vocabulary continues throughout the school.

Image result for the write stuffThe FANTASTICs Poster | Writing, Teaching, Teaching literacy


As a school, we aim to promote a love of writing across the school through using high quality texts, poems and visual media to inspire our writing. Visits from local authors and theatre companies also help our children to broaden their horizons and see themselves as writers.  Our pupils are also encouraged to enter local and national writing competitions to show off their writing skills!



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