Teaching of Reading
How we teach early reading
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc is a consistent, rigorous and dynamic literacy programme to teach EVERY child to read by the age of six. Using synthetic phonics, children quickly learn to blend letter sounds together following a fun and effective programme.
Why use RWI?
The RWI programme has been proven to be a very successful method of teaching every child to read using phonics. Evidence of this can be found in the Ofsted Report, Reading by six; how the best schools do it.
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Who will be following the programme?
All children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 will be following the programme. They will be assessed and put into groups specific to their reading level. Children will be taught phonics daily using specific RWI phonics books that stay in school. You child will bring a specific reading book home with them and it is important that you listen to your child read regularly.
What to read at home
Sometimes your child might bring home a picture book that they know well. Please don’t say, ‘This is too easy.’ Instead, encourage your child to tell you the story out loud; ask them questions about things that happen or what they think about some of the characters in the story.
Please read to your child as much as possible; it will help your child to learn vocabulary and stories. You can find out about good books to read to your child here: https://www.booksfortopics.com/