At Newfield Primary School, we aim to enable all children to be fluent readers who are knowledgeable about a wide range of texts and genres. Our goal is to enable our children to discover a love of books throughout their time at primary school and beyond. Being a fluent reader with a love of books opens up many opportunities for our children. Because of this, we ensure that reading is part of all areas of the curriculum so that it’s seen as a life skill, which opens up the door to richer learning experiences. We wish to promote the highest standards of language and literacy possible by equipping pupils with a strong spoken and written word. We aim to develop a love of language and communication by learning about literacy skills through the use of quality children’s texts and books that interest, inspire and excite readers.
We believe writing is the key that unlocks achievement in our education. Writing enhances our performance in all subjects in the curriculum, and allows us to become successful communicators and citizens. Our high-quality writing is achieved through a range of texts which show us different experiences and perspectives, allowing us to develop morally, socially and intellectually. Our goal is for Newfield pupils to acquire a wide vocabulary, a solid understanding of grammar and be able to spell new words by effectively applying the spelling patterns and rules they learn throughout their time in primary school.
We believe that all pupils should be encouraged to take pride in the presentation of their writing, in part by developing a good, joined, handwriting style by the time they move to secondary school. We believe that all good writers refine and edit their writing over time, so we want children to develop independence in being able to identify their own writing.
Children in Reception and KS1 follow the Read Write Inc programme to develop their phonological knowledge which will enable them to blend words to read and segment words to write, laying the foundation to support them as they progress into KS2.
Read Write Inc.
Daily Supported Reading (DSR)
Pupils in KS1 also have access to Daily Supported Reading (DSR) enabling them to become fluent, motivated and independent readers. The programme is used to complement RWInc and to support pupils in reading whole stories, engage with new ideas and access information with increasing autonomy.
If you would like any further information on the phonics scheme that the school uses or how to support your child's reading development at home, please visit the following websites: