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St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

We Grow, Learn and Achieve by following Christ.

Welcome to

St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School

We Grow, Learn and Achieve by following Christ.

"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school." Albert Einstein
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” Margaret Mead
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Malcolm X
“The soul is healed by being with children.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky


English at St Vincent's

Reading at St Vincent's

At St Vincent's, we strive to...

• Provide a rich and stimulating reading environment for all children.

• Enable children to read with confidence, accuracy, fluency, understanding and enjoyment.

• Foster an enthusiasm for and love of reading for life.


Our children will begin their reading journey by experiencing high quality phonics sessions. At St Vincent's, we strive to provide a creative and memorable learning experience for all children. For this reason, we have considered the 'best bits' of the wide range of phonics approaches available and have combined these 'best bits' to cater to the specific needs of our children.

From Nursery to Year 1, initial sounds will be taught through kinesthetic approach using the rhymes and actions associated with Jolly Phonics. Diagraphs & trigraphs will be taught using catchy Read Write Inc inspired rhymes and pictures, along with providing an opportunity for each child to engage in an exciting kinesthetic activity to consolidate their new sounds. From Year 2 to Year 6, phonics will continue to be taught for those who need further consolidation of their understanding of phonics.



At St Vincent’s, we aim to expose our children to a wide range of reading material. We provide our early readers with an opportunity to read independently via the use of Songbird Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star texts. However, in every classroom’s reading corner our children will discover a wide range of exciting and engaging books covering a range of genres including poetry and non-fiction.


The Lookout

At St Vincent's, our library provides an excellent environment for children to explore and become lost in their favourite book. With a wide range of genres stemming from historical non-fiction texts to classics by familiar authors such a JK Rowling and Phillip Pullman, our children are encouraged to visit regularly and embark on a literary adventure.

Our librarians take the form of enthusiastic Year 6 pupils, who support our younger children in their reading choices and engage in reading alongside them. Each year group visits the Lookout at least once a week with their class, and are also encouraged to visit during lunchtimes.


Home Learning

We value the impact that engaging in reading at home with a parent or guardian can have on children's ability and love for reading. We aim to establish excellent communication between both parents and teachers with regard to children's reading. This is achieved through the effective use of our St Vincent’s Reading Diaries. We expect that home reading will take place daily and will be acknowledged by the parent or guardian in the Reading Diary.


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Welcome to St Vincent's and to the academic year 2021/2022. In the event that your child has to self - isolate, please use the Home Learning Website to access lessons: ---------- Reception and Nursery applications for September 2022 are now available from the school office and our website (Key Information --> Admissions) ---------- Please join us for one of our Open Days in November - for more information please visit Key Information --> Admissions --> School Visits