Read Write Inc
In February 2012 we began to teach children in KS1 to read through a whole school phonics programme called Read Write Inc. It uses a systematic approach to teach children how to read confidently. Children are individually assessed every 8 weeks and then grouped by ability rather than age to ensure focused and effective teaching. All staff have undertaken 2 days of read write inc training. Children go to their read write inc group every morning for 20 minutes of literacy (foundation stage children begin with 10 mins and build it up over the year). The session begins with speed sounds (learning a new sound and revising previous sounds), reading green words (that you can sound out/blend) and reading red words (that you cannot sound out e.g. the, was). The lessons are fast paced and fun. Children finish the scheme when they are confidently reading independently.
After completing the Read Write Inc scheme, children continue their learning through daily 20 minute sessions of Letters and Sounds Phases 5 and 6. This progression ensures that children leave Lound Infant School with secure knowledge of phonics – vital skills for successful reading and writing.
Our children learn to read using a variety of books rather than just one published reading scheme. The books are carefully levelled to ensure precise assessment of progress. It also allows children to select from a wide range of styles including fiction, non fiction, poetry and play scripts.
In the Junior School children who still need support to learn their sounds will continue with a Read Write Inc ‘fresh start’ intervention.
We have recently introduced e-books in KS1 and KS2 to develop children’s reading in school and at home. The e-books are interactive online books as part of Pearson Education ‘Bug Club’ which develops children’s reading and comprehension skills.
Click on the link below to watch a video showing how to pronounce all of the set 1-3 sounds we teach. http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/
Click on the link below to access free e-books and storytelling videos to read at home with your child www.oxfordowl.co.uk
Click on the link below to access the e-books https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0