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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