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Safeguarding Notice

Newhey Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects the whole school community to share this commitment. For more information please click here to read our Safeguarding Policy.

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Reading Competition

Open to all children

To encourage children to read books from a variety of authors, this year there is a competition which will last until July. It is optional. The children have been told about it and given a competition entry form. Please see Mr Horne for more details if necessary.

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Reading for pleasure and ERIC Time

Reading for pleasure (please see policy)

A growing number of studies show that promoting reading can have a major impact on children and adults and their future. Please encourage your child to read at home and when possible please read to your children.

See Top Ten Tips for Reading at Home with children.


Each class in KS2 will have ERIC (Everybody Reads In Class) time. This will be for around 10/15 minutes per day and is a chance for everybody, including teachers and teaching assistants to read a book that they enjoy.

In addition to the obvious benefit of having a timetabled slot in the day to just read it also has the added advantage, for the children, by seeing their role models reading.  It’s also a great time to discuss great books and authors.

English Planning

To support the planning of English lessons at Newhey, KS1 and KS2 will be using a scheme of work produced by the Hamilton Trust.

To ensure consistency throughout the school, year groups will be following the same plans. Due to the split classes, each key stage will all follow the ‘split class’ plans so:

KS1 will use planning from 1/2

LKS2 will use planning from 3/4

UKS2 will use planning from 5/6

The long term plans are available below. Please note, teachers will be using these to aid their own planning and therefore each class may differ from what is exactly on  the document.

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