St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy, Finkil Street, Brighouse HD6 2NT

01484 713037

St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Ofsted an Parent View

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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We follow the Monster Phonics Programme which begins in our Reception class and runs through Key Stage 1 to Year 2.


This builds on the teaching in our Nursery which focuses on speaking and listening skills, the recognition of different sounds, rhyme and encouraging curiosity in letters and words, developing early mark making skills.

Monster Phonics teaches children to read by enabling them to identify the individual graphemes (letter combinations) and blend the sounds (phonemes) together to read the word. It is a fun way to teach phonics, since it is multi-sensory. Sounds are categorised into ten colour groups, and each colour has a corresponding monster character. Monster Phonics is a highly advanced multisensory scheme. 

The systematic colour-coding of graphemes linked to phoneme monsters makes the phonics easier to understand. Our children also love the monsters, who bring phonics to life! The multisensory activities involve reading, writing, singing and actions.

Meet the Monsters and Characters that support our children as they learn their phonics and develop their reading skills!

Information and Support for Parents and Carers

We have lots of ideas and strategies for parents and carers, to help you support your child in heir early reading and phonics knowledge and skills!

Check out your child's class webpage for information on what you can be working on with your child at home.

Find out about the Phonics Screening Check here