St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

This week is the second of the season of ADVENT. We now light the first two purple candles on our Advent Wreath. The first purple candle represents HOPE. The second represents LOVE. What do you do to show your family and friends that you love them?

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Reading

Our main reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree but we supplement it with a range of books offering a phonics based approach as well as non-fiction books. Once our children become confident and independent readers we aim to move them on to short novels and then longer novels which appeal to their reading interest.

Our Year 1 children read as a group to develop their comprehension skills through discussion as well as reading 1-1 with a member of staff.

From Year 2 we follow a scheme called 'Cracking Comprehension' which helps the children to break down a text, analyse the components within it, then build it back up again and use this skill to decode and develop the skills of prediction and inference.

All our classes have a wealth of books for the children to choose from and KS2 children can also take out books from the school library.