St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together as one family


The core of our reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. Initially the children are introduced to a family containing Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog.  The scheme follows the family and the things they get up to.  Eventually the children find a Magic Key and start going off on adventures back in time.  

The scheme is supplemented by a range of other books including Big Cat and Project X as well as real books. We aim to give the children a wide reading diet of fiction and non-fiction books to help them to become better readers and to ensure they can find something of interest to read. 


A wide range of books also supported them to develop a good understanding of what they are reading too. In our school we use Accelerated Reader to support us in this area.  Children can take book quizzes when they have finished a book to check their understanding or comprehension of it.