We aim to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment.
Speaking and listening skills are developed through a range of activities such as poetry, discussion and drama. We encourage the children to become confident, fluent speakers and attentive listeners.
Reading is taught through a wide range of activities, including the use of a structured reading scheme. Great emphasis is placed on phonic work and other word building skills. From Early Years, teachers use the Read Write Inc. programme to deliver the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. This programme is further used to develop reading, writing and spelling skills.
Guided reading is delivered throughout school using a range of reading material including Read Write Inc, Big Cat. Parents and carers are encouraged to take an active part in developing their child’s reading through regularly listening to them read at home. Fluent readers use Reading Explorers to develop their skills during guided reading sessions. They are also encouraged to select personal reading materials from the class or school library.
When the pupils have progressed through the Read, Write Inc programme they move onto a thematic based programme the Language and Literacy programme. This programme is aligned to the new National Curriculum in a fun and meaningful way. The programme aims to give every child a deep understanding of what they read. It prepares every child for writing using a planning, drafting and revising method. It teaches grammar in context so that children can apply it seemslessly in their own writing. Furthermore, the programme creates articulate speakers who justify their answers and learn how to debate.
Staff use a number of imaginative and innovative ways of integrating and supporting reading and writing across the wider curriculum including drama activities, teacher in role, role play, visits and use of ICT resources.
We follow the National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study ensuring progression in knowledge, skills and understanding.
We aim to develop knowledge, skills and understanding that will support each pupil on a lifelong learning journey.
Read Write Inc
Literacy and RWI
Read Write Inc. Phonics, Literacy & Language, Fresh Start and Spelling are highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programmes have the best chance of success in schools.
The four Read Write Inc, programmes are carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Our school uses: (Select from options)
Read Write Inc. Phonics for our children in Reception to Year 2 and for our children in Years 3 and 4 who needs to catch up
Read Write Inc. Fresh Start for our children in Year 5-6 with a reading age of nine and below
Read Write Inc. Literacy and Language for our fluent readers in Year 3 to 6
Read Write Inc Spelling for our children in Year 2 to 6 (starting in Easter 2015)
Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. it is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.
For more information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
Read Write Inc. Literacy & Language meets the demands of the new national curriculum in a fun and meaningful way. It is a complete literacy programme addressing the grammar and punctuation aspects of the new statutory assessments and raising attainment for all children. Drama and discussion are an integral part of the programme: Literacy & Language children love writing because they have a lot to say.
For information on how to support your child in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests go to:
Read Write Inc. Fresh Start raises attainment rapidly in reading and writing. The programme boosts children’s confidence by matching what they read with the sounds they know using specially created age-appropriate texts and anthologies.Read Write In. Fresh Start provides clear and cumulative writing activities to build vocabulary and punctuation.
For more information go to: https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/fresh-start/?region=international
Read Write Inc. Spelling embeds impressive skills in just 15 minutes a day, quickly and effectively filling the gaps in children’s knowledge. To keep children engaged, aliens introduce spelling rules on an exciting online spelling planet and children complete quick-fire activities in their spelling logs. Progress is accurately recorded using practice tests and teachers learn how to move children on quickly.
For more information on Read Write Inc. Spelling go to: https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/spelling/?region=international