At St Joseph’s, our aim is for all pupils – irrespective of their needs, abilities or background – to develop a lifelong love of reading and to learn to read fluently with understanding. We aim to meet, and where possible exceed, the reading expectations laid out in the Early Learning Goals and the National Curriculum, with pupils progressing appropriately across the school. An emphasis upon early reading enjoyment is key, enabling our youngest pupils to explore literature and decode through synthetic phonics teaching, which continues to build throughout their Primary education and impact positively upon their oracy and spelling knowledge. We aim to build secure comprehension skills in order to produce confident, independent readers, who establish an understanding of the benefits of reading for the rest of their lives.
“I love buddy reading time!”