At Springfield School we follow a Structured Literacy approach for our teaching of the English Curriculum.  A Structured Literacy approach is a highly explicit and systematic way of teaching all important components of literacy.  These components include both foundational skills (e.g. decoding, spelling, handwriting and letter formation? and higher-level literacy skills (e.g. reading comprehension, written expression).

We have invested in the Little Learners Love Literacy (LLLL) deocdable texts, the Heggerty Phonological Awareness Programme and David Kilpatrick's Phonological activities too.