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22/01/20

Year 6 enjoyed their Cyber Choices workshop, they learnt how to make the right choices online. https://t.co/IEIIgNP2Az

22/01/20

We are beginning to feel the magic coming to life in our KS1 corridor.... https://t.co/Y6EvjpcbxD

22/01/20

Can you guess what it is yet? https://t.co/ccUVzs01Ce

16/01/20

The children have all enjoyed learning about the didgeridoo this week, thank you to Mr Smith for showing the children. https://t.co/kksKYTRUb7

16/01/20

Year 6 enjoyed their first yoga session this week. https://t.co/z5HpHfHlGK

16/01/20

The children had a lovely assembly presented by The Family Trust this week, thank you. https://t.co/4pfFCWbzX2

16/01/20

Cookery club had their first session this week and they enjoyed making pizzas 🍕 https://t.co/xN0bqTwOkl

16/01/20

Year 1 and 4 collaborating to paint Diva lamps. https://t.co/WRiXnnBFXX

16/01/20

Year 5 and 6 collaborating with Reception Class to create Rangoli Patterns. https://t.co/j2m7NduYpS

16/01/20

A wonderful part of Cultural Week has been getting to work together with different year groups. Each class has been sharing their learning with the rest of the school and working together on projects. It has been lovely to watch relationships grow as they share their experiences. https://t.co/X37LbOPknc

16/01/20

Panda Class are thoroughly enjoying Cultural Week. We have learnt about life in Russia and Sri Lanka and had a didgeridoo demonstration! Thanks so much to the amazing parents that have shared their talents and experiences with us. https://t.co/7U5Hb2A1YA

15/01/20

Art club made their wonderful scrap books, it was a successful start and they look forward to filling them up and creating their canvases. 🎨 https://t.co/vCwqGNybUA

15/01/20

Thank you to Mrs Lester, the children have enjoyed learning abut Poland. The adventure continues with Year 3 and 4 learning about Africa, thank you to Ms Neequaye and Mrs Okoli. https://t.co/bbRMWVAvSb

14/01/20

We've had an energetic start to Cultural Week with our Zumba sessions. Thank you to Mrs Taylor for leading this for us. https://t.co/bkXVnl2ICX

14/01/20

We love reading at Holborough Lakes Primary School! Thank you to the parents who attended our Year 2 Reading Workshop last week. https://t.co/nBQhTM9OLk

09/01/20

Year 3 produced amazing kites as part of their holiday home learning, they are fantastic! Thank you for all of your support. https://t.co/Pvxlit4md8

09/01/20

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Phonics Workshop yesterday, we received positive feedback including: "It was a really useful session and it is helpful to understand what the children are learning". https://t.co/6na5s2tmwd

07/01/20

Would you like to join our friendly team? We are currently looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant - you can find all the details here: https://t.co/GrYEriOYQC https://t.co/u8oDw5QEFt

07/01/20

We are excited to announce that our unit is now in store at Tesco Extra at Lunsford Park and Tesco Express Larkfield!Please support us and put your blue chip in our unit when you are out shopping to help us raise money for music resources! https://t.co/iFzHPeLxww

18/12/19

Well done to Leeds who were awarded the most house points this term. They were treated to a film and activity afternoon yesterday. https://t.co/om7oAN3GA9

18/12/19

We couldn't be any more proud - we are ranked number 4 in the list of the best primary schools in Kent, based on our Key Stage 2 SATs results! A huge well done to our fabulous pupils and staff, you are all AMAZING! https://t.co/UuduycjhPw https://t.co/bgoI5fJ1cC

17/12/19

Please see the article below for reading inspiration. https://t.co/5N9w0aEzTR

17/12/19

To increase road safety around the school we are pleased to announce the speed bumps have been installed. https://t.co/efP295vFKz

17/12/19

Year 3 made some marvellous Christmas decorations from paper this week! https://t.co/1uikLlYySA

17/12/19

A group of children sang Christmas Carols on Friday and raised £109.71 to contribute towards the cost of a coach to Young Voices! https://t.co/WHXSUEjvG5

16/12/19

Please see this article below 'The best Kent primary schools ranked by SATs results - Kent Live' - we have achieved 4th! https://t.co/UuduycjhPw

13/12/19

Thank you to everyone who supported our Poppy Appeal. https://t.co/nfYKrInono

13/12/19

Our KS1 Performance was fantastic, thank you to everyone who came and supported our Year 1 and 2 pupils! https://t.co/AzgDdHhoFi

12/12/19

Our KS2 Carol Service was a great success yesterday! The children sang beautifully. https://t.co/L3kpOt5dnu

12/12/19

A huge thank you to our PTA! The Christmas Fair raised over £1000! Thank you to everybody who supported this fabulous event. 🎄

10/12/19

Come and join our friendly team! We are currently looking for two Higher Level Teaching Assistants, one to work in our SRP... You can find all the necessary information here: https://t.co/AlKopGO78E https://t.co/qUwAoHFauO

05/12/19

We were delighted to share some Festive Fun with our Reception Class families. A great way to get in the mood for Christmas! https://t.co/0jBGyE5ptk

05/12/19

The children had a fantastic time watching the Peter Pan Pantomime today! Oh yes they did! https://t.co/2iqkP50tne

04/12/19

Our Holborough Lakes Primary School Christmas card post box is open! We look forward to delivering your children's Christmas cards that they post here. 🎄 https://t.co/PD2YFWvQKz

29/11/19

The Year 5 and 6 Children had a fantastic time at Dover Castle yesterday. https://t.co/6f7Y0EJsN7

29/11/19

Thank you to everyone who came to our Year 1 Parent Lunch on Wednesday! https://t.co/o1svMdwhBs

21/11/19

Thank you to everyone who attended our open morning for children starting in September 2020. We received wonderful comments including "very welcoming school" and "beautifully presented school with such well behaved confident students".

21/11/19

Would you like to join our friendly team? We have vacancies for three teaching assistants at the moment and we would love to hear from you! You can find all the details here: https://t.co/AlKopGO78E https://t.co/Efhni4kyAy

20/11/19

Reception and Year 4 have had fun using our gymnastic equipment today. https://t.co/YzlbmdYp6U

20/11/19

The children enjoyed meeting Elmer when he visited our school. He will be part of the 'Elephant Art Trail' in Maidstone to support of The Heart of Kent Hospice. https://t.co/KyLU1GwHjy

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