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“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

At Midfield we are passionate about reading and we are keen to instil a love for reading in each child from a very young age.  This is done by ensuring that children are immerged in a wide range of quality texts which contributes to developing pupils spiritually, culturally, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually.  Reading skills such as decoding, comprehension, questioning, predicting, summarising, clarifying and inference are taught explicitly as well as implicitly within a carefully designed curriculum to create successful, fluent readers. The pupils use these strategies to check how well they comprehend what they have read, and overcome barriers to comprehension. These skills are applied by the pupils with increased independence when interacting with texts across all curriculum areas. 

Phonics is taught using the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc scheme of work.   Read Write Inc. Phonics is a whole-school approach to teaching literacy for 4 to 9-year olds that creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. It integrates phonics with comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling and handwriting, using engaging partner work and drama.  Read Write Inc. ensures that phonics progression is covered systematically.



“Reading for pleasure, achievement for life”