Market Field School

Market Field School

Learning For Life

At Market Field School we believe that reading is central to all areas of the curriculum and extends to life after school. A competent reader can access information of their own choosing and thus begin to lead a much more independent life.

We approach reading across the curriculum as well as in specific taught sessions. There are aimed at both decoding and comprehension skills. You child can expect to access:

  • phonics
  • 1:1 reading
  • guided reading in groups
  • reading for pleasure, including class stories or novels
  • Reading for meaning activities across a range of text types

Our approach to phonics

Teachers choose the approaches best suited for their classes and individual students. Various interventions and schemes are available for reading, including Oxford Reading Tree, Bug Club, Rainbow Reading Scheme, Letters and Sounds, Rapid + and Dockside. Teachers follow the national curriculum appropriate for the level, rather than the age, of the students in their class meaning they address key skills in a manner that is both engaging and meaningful for the individual.

Reading for pleasure

From September 2013, we are launching a new initiative specifically targeting Reading for Pleasure. We want to encourage children to see the value of reading and be able to validate all types of reading, from text messages to cookbooks, not just stories! As part of this scheme, we will also encourage, where appropriate, children to pick their own reading material. This includes involving them in choosing new resources or the school.