At Newfield we use the Read, Write Inc. program to teach phonics. Pupils are taught to blend and segment different sounds until they are able to decode words fluently. Once children know their sounds, they will move on to reading "real" books, where they are taught to use their decoding skills to tackle more challenging vocabulary.
In KS1 reading groups focus on the in-depth understanding of a text and help the children to develop their comprehension of what is happening to a character. In KS2 we will be using the Destination Reader Program to further develop the children‟s understanding of a text. Improving the teaching of Reading in Key Stage 2 is a key priority this year and we expect to see improved outcomes for pupils by the end of this academic year.