We have introduced the Read Write Inc programme in Reception and Key Stage 1. This programme includes a systematic and dynamic whole-school approach to teaching phonics.
Children in Reception and Key Stage 1 follow a phonics programme that supports their individual reading level. As part of the scheme, we also use the Read Write Inc reading books that coincide with the sounds taught in school in one given week. Teachers carefully choose and send home a corresponding Read Write Inc book-bag book that is a phonetically decodable reading book, containing sounds the children have been taught. The book-bag books also contain useful questions for parents, when discussing the story at home. Children also receive a home reading record, which allows parents to record any information they wish to pass on to the class teacher regarding the books read. Children also have access to our school library where they choose from a wide range of books that can be enjoyed, with the support of parents, at home.
Children in Key Stage Two are also accessing the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme through group or one to one intervention and to reinforce any tricky sounds or alternative pronuciation/spellings.
We invite parents to Reading meetings where we explain how we teach early reading as well as provide guidance on how they can support reading further at home. More information can be found in the attached documents including frequently asked questions for parents.
We have built up close links with Pelton library and each class visits the library to take out a selection of books to supplement the class reading areas on a regular basis.
The success of the Read Write Inc programme has been referenced in ‘HMI Ofsted report Reading by six; How the best schools do it, use Read Write Inc. Phonics.’ Please visit their website to find out more Gov.Uk Reading
For more information regarding the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme, please visit their website Reading Write Inc.