English in the Lower School Department
At Newfield School we believe that Literacy is a fundamental life skill. Staff work had to support pupils in their development and understanding of the spoken and written word.
Our aim is for all students to make progress in the four key areas of English. Teachers plan fun and dynamic lessons in order to support our student’s English development. All pupils are given termly specific targets and intervention is planned for any students who are not making progress.
Reading in Lower School, at Newfield School
Reading at Newfield School is placed at the centre of learning. Opportunities to develop a child’s reading ability are planned for in all areas of the curriculum. Students read regularly to an adult. Reading schemes include: Oxford Reading Tree; Songbird Phonics; Longman Reading World; Read, Write, Inc phonics reading books; Wolf Hill and Wellington Square, as well as a range of popular books, written by significant authors.
Identified students have daily access to the Lexia reading program, which provides personalised learning outcomes for each individual, identifying key areas of learning required for success in reading. Key Stage 1 pupils follow the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme.
Reading at Home
Please encourage your child to read daily at home. You could do this by reading a range of fiction and non-fiction books, newspapers, comics, recipes, lists and instructions.
Joining your local library is an excellent, free way to encourage your child to read. Many local libraries have reading groups, storytime and reading challenges that your child may enjoy.
An award winning website for reading is: www.oxfordowls.co.uk
This website contains over 250 online reading books which are matched to your child’s reading ability. You will need your child’s READING AGE. Please don’t hesitate to contact school if your require this information or any other information about your child’s reading
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