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18/09/19

Don't miss the Valley Park School Scholarship Information Evening on 2 October from 6pm-7pm! Book your place now! https://t.co/z6sVmTNjxw

18/09/19

Very proud of what Jacob achieved with his writing today! https://t.co/jBUvK0u8By

18/09/19

Today the children enjoyed an engaging assembly from The Family Trust. https://t.co/3uORRPIJQW

18/09/19

Panda Class have been enjoying writing indoors and outdoors. https://t.co/2YBL5m6Z6e

17/09/19

If you have a child starting school in September 2020 please come along to one of our open mornings. https://t.co/UmOoRghSTj

17/09/19

Magical Maths visited Holborough Lakes Primary School today. https://t.co/rpX9SuLG0t

16/09/19

In line with our Healthy School Approach please visit the link below for some School Packed Lunch Inspiration https://t.co/gVCEau5Ut7

12/09/19

Our new Panda Class have been enjoying settling in. They have loved exploring and discovering their new surroundings! https://t.co/BhFAZ3BIhe

09/09/19

It's the Autumn Invicta Fair on Saturday 21 September - don't miss it! https://t.co/mEV1rY2UiD

29/08/19

We are looking forward to collecting Team GB athlete stickers to hopefully receive a school sports kit and a chance to win some money for our fantastic school! If you can help us collect them, we'd be hugely grateful!

22/07/19

The brand new edition of our Trust Online Safety newsletter is out now! https://t.co/FpLR1ik18A https://t.co/iDBxM4yJeg

18/07/19

The Class of Rock Year 5 and 6 Production was a smash hit last night! If your coming to see it this afternoon bring your singing voices! https://t.co/rgk8HZkt5H

18/07/19

You can read all about our Careers and Enterprise week if you click this link. A huge thank you to Miss Loni Stevens for all her work in making this such a success. https://t.co/b8poNIz5UF

18/07/19

Tiger class are celebrating their efforts as entrepreneurs. They used their profits to update their wet play games. What better way to check you’re happy with your purchases than to play them? https://t.co/VXNBkIdIAP

17/07/19

Om Monday 15th July ‘Holborough Lakes Market’ opened to our school community. The children’s and staff’s efforts paid off! Lots of happy customers and a profit made by all! Great entrepreneurial skills. Well done everybody. https://t.co/Rav41LIdVv

16/07/19

We are SO proud of our Year 6s who achiever 100% across all their SATs - they are amazing! You can read more on our website: https://t.co/mZBrOZujF8 https://t.co/ucGFmlkaWd

16/07/19

Are you passionate about education? Would you like to make a difference as a governor? Don't forget it's our Trust's Governance Open Event on Monday 22 July 2019, 5pm to 7pm, at Invicta Grammar School. To book your place, please contact Ruth Hinckley via r.hinckley.org.uk https://t.co/1F86tcx2Y0

15/07/19

We have achieved the Silver Award School Games Mark! The School Games Mark is a government-led awards scheme to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their organisation and into the community. Well done to everyone involved! https://t.co/wHF0b6pGeM

14/07/19

Thank you to all who helped organise and support with our Year 6 prom. A great send off for such an incredible class. https://t.co/lel9DoEITy

12/07/19

KS1 Pizza Picnic Dazzle Day. Starting with an Explorer Quiz, followed by pizzas made by each child and rounded off with a surprise performance from Year 2! Ending this academic year on a high! https://t.co/vLR1W3USzU

11/07/19

A massive well done to our incredible Year 6 pupils who achieved 100% combined in their KS2 SATs. Your hard work and dedication has paid off and you are all ready for the challenges of next year. Let the celebrations begin! https://t.co/xbAeUdPoLl

11/07/19

Tiger class have been making pizzas today in preparation for their Pizza Picnic Dazzle Day tomorrow at 2pm. They used their new knowledge about food hygiene skills to make super tasty pizzas. https://t.co/8ahpKnTj23

11/07/19

A huge thank you to Mr Elsom, Miss Sheehan and everyone involved in organising last nights VIAT Choral Concert. It was a fantastic performance and we have received some lovely feedback from audience members! https://t.co/kgTys0iz6m

11/07/19

Day 4. Mrs Igbinovia, an engineer, came to tell us about her job. She told us where she works and what she does in her job. She showed us some pictures of materials being tested to see which material was the least flammable. We had a great time!!! (Written by Jack Y6)

11/07/19

Alpaca class have been having fun playing Tri-Golf in the lovely weather today. https://t.co/AERo6qTHuI

11/07/19

Alpacas Class have been enjoying making their chocolate treats today! https://t.co/hcdJBi9QuP

10/07/19

Entrepreneurs busy at work preparing for their Biscuit Shop (Pandas) and Chocolate Shop (Alpacas) Monday 15th July 2019! https://t.co/BDz5atRRW3

10/07/19

Kate McAllen, a Craft Trainer from The Contract Dining Company, came and taught EYFS and KS1 about Food Hygeine today. She then helped them make their chocolates and biscuits ready to sell at 'Holborough Lakes Market’ on Monday 15th July! Yummy! https://t.co/ls0o1NoVvw

10/07/19

The Forensic team has arrived at ! https://t.co/BPfAmybbr7

10/07/19

Forensic Scientist, Mr Waters, showing how to detect blood... https://t.co/875lBLuFH8

10/07/19

Forensic Scientist, Mr Waters, showing how to lift fingerprints... https://t.co/b1TlZdsTtk

10/07/19

Careers and Enterprise day 3 . We are joined by Mr Waters, a Forensic Scientist, who is teaching us how to find clues and detect the ‘bad guys’... https://t.co/CTIsMicwhg

09/07/19

We had a fork lift demonstration from driver Dave who showed us the skills needed to drive construction vehicles safely... https://t.co/3YE0smYZpm

09/07/19

Today, Year 4&5 were visited by Mrs Fadeyi who is a Business Analyst. She taught us how to solve problems in businesses and the key skills needed are: good listening, strategical thinking and being a good communicator. https://t.co/DDqoXjZz6z

09/07/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

construction is fun! https://t.co/cImZgvLzcS

09/07/19

Retweeted From VIPS@Holboroughlakes

teaching us about health and safety in construction and the correct uniform to keep us safe! https://t.co/zKOKxZUx4U

09/07/19

construction is fun! https://t.co/cImZgvLzcS

09/07/19

Careers and Enterprise week day 2. Site manager Barnaby Blackman from came to teach us all about a career in construction. He modelled health and safety to us beautifully with Mr Tom! https://t.co/nBngDelW9R

09/07/19

kept us safe while learning about construction. Thank you Barney!!! https://t.co/9wHwVDlcED

09/07/19

gave us a fork lift demonstration with driver Dave. This was cool! https://t.co/9vuBXP88mL

Phonics and Reading

Read write inc

Read Write Inc. Phonics (R.W.I.)

At Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes we use Read, Write, Inc. an inclusive synthetic phonic programme to teach our children to read, to write and to spell. We have adopted this as our whole school approach as the programme facilitates a graduated and tailored approach to learning basic sounds and letter formation before advancing to more complex sounds and reading for comprehension. The programme moves with integrity from learning to read to reading to learn.

R.W.I. sessions occur each day as the continuity and pace of the programme is key to accelerating the progress of children’s reading development. This method of phonics teaching is both systematic and repetitive in order to embed learning; the programme also offers plenty of opportunities for fun based, interactive learning using drama, role play and props to engage with and to enjoy texts and stories. The children work in small groups according to their confidence and competence. These groups are reconfigured on a regular basis in order to match the pace and the progress of each child; this reconfiguration also allows Class Teachers to identify where 1:1 interventions may be required in order to meet the expectations of both the Phonics Check and the end of Key Stage 1.

Aims and Objectives

The overarching objectives of the RWI programme are to teach pupils to:

  • apply the skill of blending phonemes in order to read words.
  • segment words into their constituent phonemes in order to spell words.
  • learn that blending and segmenting words are reversible processes.
  • read high frequency words that do not conform to regular phonic patterns.
  • read texts and words that are within their phonic capabilities as early as possible.
  • decode texts effortlessly so that their focus can be used on reading to learn (comprehension)
  • spell effortlessly so that their focus can be directed towards the composition of their writing

Teaching and Learning Style

The core principles of the programme are;

  • Praise – Pupils learn quickly in a positive climate.
  • Pace – Good pace is essential to the lesson.
  • Purpose – Every part of the lesson has a specific purpose.
  • Passion –It is the energy, enthusiasm and passion that teachers invest into lessons that bring the teaching and learning to life!
  • Participation - A strong feature of R.W.I. lessons is partner work; partners ‘teaching’ each other (based on research which states that we learn 70% of what we talk about with our partner and 90% of what we teach).

Nonsense words (Alien words) 

         

As well as learning to read and to blend real words, the children meet “Nonsense words.” These words present an opportunity to assess a child’s ability to decode using phonics. Children who can read non-words should have the skills to decode almost any unfamiliar word. Nonsense words will also feature in the Year One Phonics Screening check in the summer term.

What is the Phonics Screening Check?

The national Phonics Screening Check was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

 Useful websites for Parents

Please find a list of websites that you may find useful in helping you and your child to learn about phonics. Games and fun activity websites are also included.

http://jollylearning.co.uk/ - Games and information for parents

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

http://www.kenttrustweb.org.uk/kentict/kentict_home.cfm

http://www.ngfl-cymru.org.uk/

http://www.starfall.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEzfpod5w_Q (how to blend)

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-storybook-activities-read-story/

For further information please visit the Read Write Inc website:

http://www.ruthmiskin.com

 


How to further support your child at home with reading

Reading

http://www.readingrockets.org/article/home-literacy-environment-checklist

Book finder

http://www.readingrockets.org/bookfinder 

http://www.readingrockets.org/books/choosing-and-using-kids-books

100 best books

https://teachersfirst.com/100books.php

Ideas for themed book activities

http://www.startwithabook.org/summer-reading-learning

Page Downloads Date  
Phonics learning to read.pdf 10th Oct 2017 Download
Reading Statement.pdf 10th Oct 2017 Download
Reading Parents - Panda 07th Nov 2017 Download
Reading Parents Year 1 and 2 07th Nov 2017 Download
Reading Parents Year 3 and 4 07th Nov 2017 Download
Reading Parents Year 5 and 6 07th Nov 2017 Download
Home made screening words 1.doc 08th Mar 2018 Download
Home made screening words 2.doc 13th Mar 2018 Download
Home made screening words 3.doc 13th Mar 2018 Download
Home made screening words 4.doc 13th Mar 2018 Download
Phonics sounds set 1 2 and 3 2.pdf 13th Mar 2018 Download
Phonics screen check information meeting... 13th Mar 2018 Download
Green words 1.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Green words 2.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Green words 3.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Red words.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
RWI phonics screen handout for parents ... 13th Mar 2018 Download
RWI Complex sounds chart.docx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Snakes and ladders phonics revision.docx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Sound board game.docx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Building Vocabulary.pdf 13th Mar 2018 Download
Split digraph game.pdf 13th Mar 2018 Download
Digraph game.pdf 08th Mar 2018 Download
P3 game.pdf 08th Mar 2018 Download
RML sound mats for parents .pptx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Set 1 Sounds PowerPoint.pptx 13th Mar 2018 Download
Set 2 sounds ppt 2.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download
Set 3 sounds ppt 3.ppt 13th Mar 2018 Download