St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

NEWS-Winmarleigh Hall group must isolate as a staff member who has tested positive for COVID 19. These children will access work online-see Class Dojo. Any queries please contact school.

EYFS / Key Stage 1 Reading


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

In school we follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme with the characters Biff, Chip and Kipper; supplemented by Floppy Phonics within Class 1 and 2.

Further down the page you can meet the characters from the books.

You can access free e-books on the following the website: 

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.

 The Oxford Reading Tree Characters.pdfDownload
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If you click on the pictures below you can meet the characters from The Oxford Reading Tree.

You can also click the link above to download the same information.


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