St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Welcome back to all our children and families and a special welcome to the new children and staff who have joined us! The parents of our Year 6 leavers said...We are so glad we picked the right school...An excellent school. I do not hesitate to recommend it to any parent...An excellent foundation to build on....A fantastic approach to learning and life...Brilliant teachers and school who have touched our lives with the love they show our children. I think this academic year is going to be another fantastic one!

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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.