St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


Reading, Reading, Reading.

We Love To Read.

At St Joseph's, promoting the love of reading is essential and we strive to ensure that all our classes read everyday as a class. Here is what our children are reading as a class focus this half term.

Foundation Stage

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is about a family going on a hunt for a bear. The family have to overcome different obstacles in order to continue their hunt. As the family encounter long, wavy grass, a deep, cold river, thick, oozy mud, a big, dark forest, a swirling, whirling snowstorms, and a narrow, gloomy cave. It’s a fantastic journey!


The Gruffalo

This is a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster. Little mouse goes for a walk in a dangerous forest. To scare off his enemies: he invents tales of a fantastical creature called the Gruffalo. So imagine his surprise when he meets the real Gruffalo.


Years 3 & 4

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie Bucket can't believe his luck when he finds a golden ticket and wins a chance of a lifetime: A magical day witnessing the miraculous creation of the most delectable eatables ever made. Join Charlie in this irresistible, world-famous story, perfectly complemented with illustrations by Quentin Blake.


Years 1 & 2

 Traditional Fairy Tales

Princes, princesses, witches and mermaids not to mention a fashion-obsessed emperor and a house made entirely of gingerbread - just a few of the ingredients in this essential collection of fairy tales.

Years 5 & 6

Tom's Midnight Garden

Lying awake at night, Tom hears the old grandfather clock downstairs strike . . . eleven . . . twelve . . . thirteen . . . Thirteen! When Tom gets up to investigate, he discovers a magical garden. A garden that everyone told him doesn't exist. A garden that only he can enter . . .

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