“You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong reasons.” ―
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth


Reading at Parkfield Community Primary School

We encourage a love of books and of reading by providing a rich reading environment that stimulates and motivates our children to enjoy and develop their reading in our classrooms and school library.

Throughout the school, teachers read a wide range of good quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry with the children on a regular basis.

Reading skills are developed systematically in the Early years by the teaching of synthetic phonics. We use the Read, Write, Inc scheme and teach phonics daily throughout the school.

Language comprehension skills are developed and deepened through guided reading and in reading across the curriculum.

Parkfield School Library

At Parkfield School we have a fantastic School Library. Our aim is that our children develop a real enthusiasm and love for books, so that they can become confident, independent readers and library users.

There is no need to join the School Library, by being a member of the school you are automatically a member of the library.

Parkfield School Library contains a large collection of fiction and non- fiction book. Children can also read books using electronic Kindles. Computers are also available for children to use.

A number of reading clubs are run in the Library before and after school and at lunchtime, which children are welcome to join.

There is a monthly Library Newsletter which contains information about the latest books available, events and competitions taking place in the library.