St Alban's Catholic Primary School

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Early reading and writing is supported through the Read Write Inc programme. Weekly training sessions and termly development days ensure that staff are equipped to teach with the expertise and skills required to promote excellent progress, as well as a love of reading and writing. KS2 children who have successfully completed the programme proceed to the Read Write Inc spelling programme.


Teachers in KS2 and in the summer term in Y2, plan carefully sequenced reading and writing lessons using 'The Literacy Tree'. Book-based 'Writing Roots' are sequences of detailed lesson plans between ten and twenty sessions in length. They are based on a wide range of high quality and significant children's literature chosen to engage, challenge and support children to be critical readers and confident and informed writers. All National Curriculum requirements of grammar, spelling, vocabulary, literary language and composition are embedded leading towards a variety of purposeful and exciting shorter, longer and extended writing outcomes where the audience and purpose is clear.


English is shared and celebrated inside and outside of the classroom through:

  • working walls which share the current teaching and learning
  • public celebration of pupils' success and participation in events -Twitter, school website, communal displays and public performances