St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

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Welcome to our website! We hope you enjoy having a look round! Hover over the tabs for the different aspects of school life as well as scrolling down on this page. We do hope all our families will join us for the first Advent Mass this Saturday at 6pm in church! The choir will be singing and it will be a lovely way to begin the season together as a school and parish community! 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.