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. Pupils are able to discuss their texts with their peers as well as their teachers, which improves their language and oracy. 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 identifying errors in their own writing.
At Newfield Primary School we know that, within the context of SEND, personalisation of the curriculum is key so that each individual’s priorities can be considered in order to prepare them adequately for adulthood with the best possible quality of life. Our ambitious curriculum can be successfully adapted to meet the needs of pupils with SEND, developing their knowledge, skills and abilities to apply what they know with increasing fluency and independence. We believe that it is vital that our pupils are equipped with the tools needed to become independent, inquisitive learners in all subjects and that pupils with SEND achieve the very best outcome and reach their full potential.
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.
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: