St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

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EYFS / Key Stage 1 Reading


In School…
We love reading at our school and we read every day.

Guided Reading…

We have daily guided reading sessions in all of our classes and our teachers record our progress as we read. We have lots of books to choose from within our Reading Schemes. At St. Joseph’s we use Lighthouse, Bug Club, Floppy’s Phonics. We love to explore both fiction and non-fiction books and we complete activities based on the books we have read.

Reading for Pleasure…
In both Class 1 and 2, we have a reading area where the children can enjoy books of their choice.
At home…

We recommend daily reading with your child. It is helpful if you can talk to your child about the story, the characters, their favourite and least favourite parts and ask them what they think will happen next. In Class 1 and 2, the children will bring home a combination of Oxford Reading Tree home readers and library books that they have chosen to read for pleasure. Please find the time to sign your child’s Reading Record and leave a comment about their progress.


Please see this link below to find out more about our new home reading resource.