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We have had a great start to the academic year at Newcroft. Wishing our families...
Our best EVER Autumn 2 Extra Curricular club offer launches after the Ocotber ha...
On 7th October, we were VERY lucky to have a visit from an ex 'Newcrofter' and c...
On Friday 1st October, we were thrilled to be able to invite all our new Recepti...
Pupils in Year 5 and 6 have FINALLY had the opportunity to go on residential to ...
We are pleased to announce that Regular Readers is back again this year and has ...
We have had a fantastic time enjoying a live pantomime of the 'Wizard of Oz' in ...
Our English Leader is Miss Kruger, Deputy Head teacher, who is covering Mrs Wicks' maternity in this role. She is supported by Mrs Lloyd, who leads Early Reading and Phonics, and Miss Veazey who leads our Spelling project.
Our English curriculum is made up of Reading, Early Reading and Phonics and Writing (including Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling). These maps show what is taught and how the curriculum progresses as pupils move through school. Subject Leaders and class teachers hold more detailed maps, from which lessons are planned from.
Reading is at the heart of our school curriculum. We firmly believe that being able to read unlocks the curriculum for our children and we are extremely proud of how we teach reading and inspire pupils through literature at Newcroft.
We teach reading explicitly, as part of our daily English lessons. This includes VRIC sessions, daily phonics lessons, group reading, interventions, 1:1 reading with teachers, support staff and volunteers.
Our pupils are also taught the skills of reading and are immersed in literature through the non core curriculum.
Newcroft has launched Bugclub this year! Bugclub is an engaging online world that captures children’s love for reading and imagination in supporting them to become a lifelong reader. Bugclub provides a wide range of texts that your child can read on a tablet or laptop. Teachers will select texts for your child to read and your child will also be asked to answer questions about the text. The children can also access this resource independently.
All our children read book banded books, following this system from EYFS to Year 6 and also take home reading for pleasure books from the library to promote a love of reading. We use a range of book schemes and individually sourced texts from the first class authors to inspire our children.
This chart shows the National Book Banding System which we follow at Newcroft. When your child reaches Diamond they are classified as an independent reader.
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy