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Reading & Phonics


Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 follow the Letters and Sounds programme on a daily basis and is extended into the older year groups where required. To help deliver the Letters and Sounds programme we use Jolly Phonics in Reception which helps to reinforce the sounds by adding actions; we also use Phonics Play to provide planning and resources for phonics teaching.


Our Reading scheme is unique to St Joseph’s and combines many different publication schemes (including Phonics Bug). Children are expected to read a wide range of the books in each level, before they move up to the next one. Each level includes a range of fiction and non-fiction texts, both of which we expect our children to read. 


Children are heard read in school at least once a week, often by our well trained and rather fabulous group of parent helpers. Teachers hear children read through group reading, individually or through whole class reading sessions. 


Every class visits the school library each week in order to promote an enjoyment of reading and love of books.




Click the link below to see how each phase is taught and to access support videos for parents at home.