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Springfield Primary Academy



Across the school children have access to a wide range of high quality texts to develop learning in all curriculum areas. Reading good quality fiction to the children is a priority in all year groups. Parents are expected to support their children's reading daily at home. In order to create widely read, fluent and confident readers we teach two key reading skills: word reading and comprehension. Word reading, which is the ability to decode words, is taught through the synthetic phonics system ‘Read, Write Inc’. Once our children have grasped the mechanics of reading our priority shifts towards reading comprehension and children take part in regular reading sessions. The reading domains from the National Curriculum are taught using a variety of high quality texts and engaging strategies.


Springfield Primary Academy Reading Statement of Intent 

Reading Statement of Intent

Springfield Primary Academy Love of Reading Statement of Intent 

Love of Reading Statement of Intent

At Springfield Primary Academy, the skills of reading are coherently planned and taught using high quality texts by significant authors from a diverse range of social and cultural backgrounds.  Please click on the links below to see the reading spine for each year group.

Reading Spine EYFS

Reading Spine Year 1

Reading Spine Year 2

Reading Spine Year 3

Reading Spine Year 4

Reading Spine Year 5

Reading Spine Year 6

To develop their awareness and knowledge of a range of authors, each class is named after a significant children's author. Click on the link below to find recommended texts by each class author.

Class Authors

Read, Write Inc

At Springfield Primary Academy we use the Read, Write Inc programme to teach phonics and letter formation. Children progress through 3 sets of sounds to learn the essential ‘building blocks’ of words to help them read and spell with greater fluency. Children are also taught to read and spell ‘tricky words’, these are words which are not phonetically regular such as into, the and was.

Read Write Inc. Phonics is a highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programme has the best chance of success in schools.

The Read Write Inc. programme is carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. It shows teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to: https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/