We aim to enable our children to:
Children from Reception through to Year 2 learn phonics through the 'Read Write Inc.' (RWI) programme. 'Read Write Inc.' produced by Ruth Miskin, is a method of learning centred around letter sounds and phonics, blending them together to read and write words. Children then use these learnt sounds in their reading and writing. RWI sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development.
The RWI approach is taught considering the 5 P’s:
Read Write Inc. lessons happen daily for 30 minutes. Each lesson starts with a 10–15-minute Speed Sounds lesson which teaches:
Children then read and comprehend a book which is carefully matched to their phonics knowledge and complete activities relating to their storybook.
The programme is ordered through a series of colour-coded books, each progressively introducing new letters and sounds. Children are taught in small homogenous groups and are assessed every half term to review whether they are ready to progress onto the next book colour. Children take home books that are directly matched to their Read Write Inc. lessons, as well as an additional RWI book banded book for more of a challenge. Library books are taken home to compliment phonics books.