St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

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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Reading

Reading is the key to everything and we want to instill in all our children a love of reading that will enable them to access a breadth of knowledge and support them in their life journey.

We use the Oxford Reading Tree as well as a range of other books offering a phonics based approach to enable our children to apply the phonics they have been taught. We also ensure they have access to a range of 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 in small groups and reading 1-1 with a member of staff.

From Year 2 we start to 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 their comprehension skills and the ability to both predict and infer. This work continues through KS2.

Our children have at least one Guided Reading session a week, more if needed, and this enables them to learn new skills in reading as well as reinforce and further develop existing skills.

All our classes have a wealth of books for the children to choose from and we encourage them to read and then change their books on a regular basis.

Almost all subjects within the curriculum involve reading and we aspire to provide our children with a wide range of opportunities to read in different contexts for pleasure as well as for knowledge.

You can access free e books on the website https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk