Read Write Inc
We follow a phonics program called 'Read Write Inc (RWI)'.
RWI teaches children to connect sounds with pictures; words with their meanings; and stories with the sounds they know. They connect their own experiences to the stories they read and learn to lift the words off the page.
Children learn one thing at a time and practise it until it becomes second nature. Interactive practice keeps children focused, and their capacity to learn develops.
They learn at a spot that is not too easy nor too hard, with other children at a similar challenge level. No time is wasted.
Children remember what they learn by saying it out loud to a partner. If they can’t explain it, the teacher repeats it until they can.
Teachers are trained so they have capacity to show love for what they do. The more they love teaching, the more the children love learning.
How will RWI be taught?
All children are assessed regularly by their class teacher, they will then be grouped according to their assessment outcome so your child will work with children at the same level and we can ensure that our sessions are perfectly matched to your child’s individual needs.
‘Fred Talk’ – sounding out the word before reading. c-a-t
‘Sound-blending’ – putting the sounding – or ‘Fred Talk’ together to make a word,
e.g. c–a–t = cat
‘Special Friends’ – 2 letters that make 1 sound
e.g. sh, ng, qu, ch, ee
-3 letters that make 1 sound
e.g. igh, ear, ure
‘Speed Sounds’ – the individual sounds that make up words
The RWI approach:
Phonics with Mr Poole
Our Headteacher has created some great phonics videos to help you practice your phonics at home. Have a look on his YouTube channel:
Phonics Games to Play at Home