Reading and Writing at St Mary's

Reading and Writing are essential skills for every person. We support each child in our school through strong reading foundations in form of well structured Phonics programme. This knowledge does not only develop children's reading but also develops their phonological awareness in order to be independent writers. We encourage all pupils to read to an adult at least 4 times a week as this not only helps them in fluency, but also develops their love for reading and becomes a good habit.

Through carefully planned sequence of learning, skills and knowledge progression we encourage all pupils to become creative writers writing for a range of purposes. We use the best practice from Talk For Writing to help our pupils become story tellers as we expose pupils to high quality texts and a range of authors from different backgrounds.

Writing and Reading Intent

SPAG glossary - parent and child friendly Please use this link to access a glossary to support your child's learning and understanding.


Well done to all our super stars who have received a prize for reading.

At St Mary's we follow the National Curriculum for English and RWI Phonics and Spelling.

Please click here to find out more about how to support your child with reading using the RWInc phonics programme


St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384
Email: office@stmarysrcps.org

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mr Lambert.