We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns the more a child wants to find out.
It is, therefore, vital that your child finds learning to read and write a rewarding and successful experience.
Spelling and Word Lists – Autumn 2015
We have provided Key Stage 1 and 2 spellings and word lists for the Autumn Term, these can be accessed by clicking the lists below:
Read Write Inc.
Developed by Ruth Miskin, Read Write Inc. provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Each Read Write Inc. programme meets the higher expectations of the new curriculum and uses effective assessment to accelerate every child’s progress.
The following information outlines the way our literacy programme works. We hope that you will not hesitate to ask for any help throughout the programme. We are here for your child!
Who is Read Write Inc. for?
The Read Write Inc. programme is for primary school children learning to read.
It enables every child to become a confident and fluent reader at the first attempt. Every child who completes Read Write Inc. learns to read fluently and confidently.
We also have another programme, Read Write Inc. Fresh Start, for upper primary and secondary school children learning to read. This uses exactly the same method but uses age appropriate texts.
Using our method:
- Children in the early years learn to read confidently and fluently
- Older children with reading difficulties make fast progress
- Children with specific learning difficulties learn to read. The Read Write Inc. programme is also used with great success to support children of all ages who have been designated as dyslexic
The reading teacher is guided from the very beginning to help the children become confident and fluent readers (the first time they learn).
Why does it work?
The systematic and lively programme is organised by an in-school manager
All staff (teachers and assistants) are trained together by one of our trainers who has taught and managed the programme (no cascade training is used)
The children read and write for an hour each day, grouped according to their reading level. (30 minute sessions for Reception children.)
Children do not struggle because the work is too difficult or get bored because the work is too easy.
A few children who need extra support to maintain progress work with a reading tutor (teaching assistant) for 10 minutes in the afternoons to ensure that they do not fall behind their peers.
How and what do the children learn?
- Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts
- Learn to read words using sound blending
- Read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out
- Show that they comprehend the stories by answering ‘Find It’ and ‘Prove It’ discussion questions
- Learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds
- Learn to write words by saying the sounds and graphemes
- Write simple sentences
- Compose stories based on picture strips
- Compose a range of texts using discussion prompts
Children are assessed so they work with children at the same level. This allows them to take a full part in all lessons.
- They work in pairs so that they:
- Answer every question
- Practise every activity with their partner
- Take turns in talking to each other
Thank you for taking an interest in your child’s education.
The following websites provide more information and support as necessary:
- Read Write Inc. Phonemes Pronunciation Guide
- Ruth Miskin training includes lots of videos about how phonics is taught within KS1 and aspects relating to literacy which will apply in KS2
We are delighted with the impact Read Write Inc is already having within school. Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any further questions.
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