Our central mission is to support all children to become lifelong readers by empowering them to develop a love of sharing stories that grows to a lifetime enjoyment of reading.
We pledge to provide all children with many opportunities to listen to, and read high quality texts, enjoy and share books as well as being exposed to a language rich environment, which provides access to many different types of print.
Through the use of multiple strategies, we envision a future where all children take responsibility for their learning, to enable them to have the necessary reading skills to reach their full potential, developing into lifelong learners both academically and socially.
Westfield Primary School has a clear, consistent, whole school approach to the teaching of phonics. We know that high quality teaching of phonics is the key to developing independent readers and it is given the highest priority.
We want every child to be a reader, to learn to read quickly and continue to read widely and often. We use the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme, which delivers intensive and rapid phonics teaching and learning.