Reading at Home

Reading at Home

At St Joseph’s, we hold central to the creation of our curriculum, the belief that reading is at the core of all successful learning. We are proud of our position as a reading school and prioritise every pupils’ development towards becoming a fluent, intuitive and aspirational reader; as a leisure activity, to aid positive wellbeing and finally as a key to unlocking the wider world of learning. Opportunities for reading, both for pleasure and for education, are built into all areas of our wider curriculum and we passionately advocate the rights of all children to learn to read successfully and with enjoyment.

Children can visit our school library during school hours and take books home.

It is encouraged for children to read as much as possible. Manchester has many libraries which you can join and visit. Follow this link for more information https://www.manchester.gov.uk/libraries

Educational Websites to Visit

Book Trust

Perfect for bookworms or children wanting to get more involved in reading, BookTrust has something for everyone. Kids can get involved in illustration classes, ‘read-alongs’, games and quizzes. We particularly like the ‘story starters’ section which is ideal for encouraging kids with their creative writing and getting their imaginations rolling.

BBC Bitesize KS1BBC Bitesize KS2

BBC Bitesize English – Practice various topics such as Reading, Writing, Grammar, Punctuation, Spelling and play games.