St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

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Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. We extend a warm welcome to you and hope you enjoy looking round. School opens for our children on Monday 6th September and we cannot wait to see everyone! We have a few Nursery and Reception places still available so if you would like to know more please contact us by email admin@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk or alternatively ring the school office on 01484 713037 to chat to Mrs Thompson or Mrs Sutcliffe who will give you advice and support. I hope to see you soon! Mrs Hodges

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Phonics

We use the Jolly Phonics scheme with our youngest children which is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see the children make good progress through to the end of Reception class.

As the children move into Year 1 we focus on the Letters and Sounds scheme which further develops the children's phonic knowledge and application. This approach continues through Key Stage 1.

We hold an information evening shortly after the children start with us in Reception to take the parents/carers through the phonics and other early skills we teach, so don't worry Parents/Carers! If you have any questions or queries please get in touch!

The teachers will share with our parents/carers which phonics the children are focussing on and any particular sounds their child needs help with, providing guidance and support.

Here are some videos which might help you to support your child at home.