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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