Reading Philosophy

Throughout their time at Highfield, we place a great deal of focus on reading both as an enjoyable pastime and as a vital part of a child’s learning journey. We recognise how much reading helps a child in every aspect of their education. Recent research by Dr Stuart Ritchie has shown that being good at reading from the age of seven actually boosts intelligence and improves a child’s cognitive skills in later life.

In our Infant School, we listen to the children read on a daily basis and they are then encouraged to read aloud to an adult each night to reinforce their word recognition, improve their confidence and share their love of reading with siblings and parents at home.

Where other schools reduce their focus on reading as children enter Year 3, we continue to focus on it by introducing the pupils to The Highfield Reading Challenge which rewards and celebrates reading throughout a pupil's Junior years.

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As part of Year 5's History Topic, the children have been using a green screen app to stand in front of key Tudor figures and characters to create a postcard image. They have then been eagerly explaining all their favourite parts of the topic on the reverse. Expect to see a Tudor postcard coming your way soon!
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We all really enjoyed 6H's Assembly on Friday about being a trustworthy person and trusting others. We particularly enjoyed the way they used the story from the film ‘Finding Nemo’ and the story of Samson (in rhyme) from The Bible to illustrate their important message. Thank you Mrs Haythornthwaite for arranging this thought-provoking assembly and well done, 6H!
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