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St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

We are Part of God's family; A unique gift. Faithful to God, United we excel.

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Parents' Reading Workshop

Miss Hall recently held workshops for parents - to support children's reading at home. We discussed the importance of reading, how it is not just about the fluency of reading, but how well we understand what we have read and I gave out and/or showed various resources to support this. One of the resources I did provide, was a copy of the questions that we focus our teaching of reading on (One Education reading 

If you couldn't make it but are interested, please find the PowerPoint slides and the reading gem resources below.

 Presentation1.pptx Download
 Reading Gem Question Stems.pdf Download
EVERYONE loves reading at St. Joseph's! 

Mrs. Smith says " I really love reading historical fiction and fantasy novels. I particularly enjoy reading authors such as Bernard Cromwell, Elizabeth Chadwick and Philippa Gregory as well as the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones series."

Mrs. Perry talked about her favourite author - Lynda La Plante "She writes crime thriller books that are full of intrigue and mystery and leave you guessing until the very last page"

Mr. Dixon is a Lord of the Rings fan! "I think some books are truly masterpieces - so much so when you read them they drain your brain because of the amazing quality of how vivid the writing and description of the worlds they feature are. This is the case for Lord of the Rings – you get lost in the world that Tolkien has created and it brings so many characters alive!"

SURF Club-St.Joseph's Understand Reading is Fun club...

Our new fantastic club of children who want everyone to enjoy reading as much as they do!