Reading and Phonics
Please refer to our Transforming Learning page for detailed information about our approach to reading.
Read Write Inc.
We teach children to read and write using a scheme called Read Write Inc.
It has been used for many years in some other schools and has supported children to enjoy reading and make good progress. It aims to teach children to learn to read as quickly as possible so they can use their skills and become lifelong readers. It also helps children to talk about and understand what they have read. Reading helps children develop their vocabulary and learn new things independently. We want all children to enjoy reading. Children are taught in mixed groups. They first learn a simple code to help them read (simple speed sounds). They then go on to learn more complex sounds (complex speed sounds).
Children are taught in mixed groups. They first learn a simple code to help them read (simple speed sounds). They then go on to learn more complex sounds (complex speed sounds).
Children are taught to ‘Fred’ talk words, sounding out and blending to read. Children are taught to spell by hearing and saying sounds in a word before writing them down. We call this using ‘Fred’ fingers.
Helping at home
We would like to ask you to try and read with your child every day if you can. This might be sharing a picture book, hearing your child read, telling a story together or making and sharing a photo book. There are videos for parents that explain more about how to help at home on the Read Write Inc website: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/tag/parents/?region=uk
For more information about Read, Write Inc, please click here
Please click here to visit the OxfordOwl website where you can find a wide range of ebooks to read with your children.