St James Catholic

Primary School

In the loving peace, justice and joy of Jesus, we achieve.



Early reading ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, and stimulates the imagination in young children. Often, this leads to role-play as children grow which helps to develop other skills such as empathy, problem-solving, and morality.


At St  James we encourage our children and families to foster a love of reading and sharing stories, poems and rhymes to develop vocabulary and comprehension. Each term we share stories related to the learning as well as nursery rhymes. 


We use active learn to send home online books and games related to the sounds your child is learning in school and as soon as your child is ready we send home reading books on a weekly basis and encourage your child to read as often as they can as well as listening to stories read to them by others.

Active Learn

Here is a link to a very useful reading website.

Books we are reading in class this term

This term our topic is Stories from the past

Stories we will be reading in class as part of our Literacy 


Little Red Riding Hood



The Legend of Robin Hood








We will be reading deeper into these stories and talking about characters, making predictions, singing songs and thinking about feelings and opinions.