Reading is key to all areas of the Curriculum. As such, Reading has a very high profile at Millfields so the teaching of Phonics, Word Reading and Comprehension take place on a regular basis.Within Reception and Year 1, the children explore texts with an adult either individually or as part of a guided group. They are taught the necessary skills to confidently read and understand a range of texts. From Year 2, the children are taught these skills within a whole class setting.

We also strive to ensure children enjoy reading for pleasure. At the end of each day the children listen to a range of texts, either by the class teacher or a special visitor. We also hold Book Swap days and are looking to develop a larger library.

From Nursery to Year 1, we follow Letters and Sounds to teach the children Phonics. This is through a daily session, which uses practical and fun activities to practice reading and writing; sounds, words and sentences. From Year 2 upwards, the children follow a detailed spelling scheme which teaches the children a range of spelling rules and patterns. Where possible these are linked to the text type they are studying, to ensure the children see the importance of these rules.

For Year 1 –Year 6 the children are expected to be able to read and write a set list of words. In order to meet age expectation, these words have to be spelt correctly in the vast majority of their written work.


Click on the links below to see Targets for each group and further information relating to Reading.



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Millfields Primary School

Marsh Lane

Main Contact: Mrs Claire McAtominey / Mrs Ann Mansell

Tel: 01270 685 750