At Springfield Juniors, we are aiming for communication to lie at the heart of classroom practice where pupils learn through, and are taught to talk. Believing that literacy and communication are life skills, we aspire to develop these and equip pupils with the ability to become life-long learners. We are striving to enable all pupils to use speech to express their thoughts and communicate articulately with others.
Across the years, the love of reading is nurtured and pupils develop as confident, competent readers who are encouraged to use the school library - open on selected dates in the school holidays and after school - and access a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts. Using the Accelerated Reader Programme, it allows us to monitor and support all pupils' independent reading. Class, year group and whole school competitions engage pupils in reading. All pupils participate in a range of Guided Reading activities within their class, as well as experiencing a range of literature through class shared texts.
Writing is an integral part of the whole school curriculum. A wide range of cross-curricular stimuli, purposes and audiences are explored across the school to support children's writing. Grammar and spelling are taught both independently as well as embedded in all literacy lessons.