Springfield Infant School and Nursery

Building strong foundations for a lifetime of learning

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At Springfield Infant School we are passionate about reading and feel that reading should be an enjoyable activity and one that every child should be able to succeed at. We know that learning to read, and reading to learn, is the foundation for future success. We place great importance on daily reading sessions in school alongside the teaching of a structured phonics programme.


Our aim is for children to leave our school at the end of Year 2 with a love of reading for both pleasure and information. They will be taught strategies for reading; including phonics, visual whole word recognition and the context of what they are reading. Children will be able to read with fluency, confidence and accuracy across a range of texts. They will be provided with a range of opportunities to develop their vocabulary both through reading sessions and in the wider school day. Children will be taught to listen and respond to texts being read aloud and be able to extract the meaning from the text.
Picture 1 This is our reading den.
Picture 2 Look at our lovely library!