Read Write Inc. Phonics is a dynamic programme that teaches pupils to read and write through a consistent, whole-academy approach. First, pupils learn the common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading; at the same time they develop skills of handwriting and spelling. They progress to read and comprehend lively storybooks containing words that they can decode so they achieve early success in reading.
A key element of the Read Write Inc. approach is that practice across the academy is completely consistent. This is achieved because every member of staff is trained, coached and supported to be an expert in the teaching of reading. Pupils are grouped by ability allowing lessons to specifically address individual learning needs.
Early Reading and Read Write Inc. Phonics
Reading is our priority for all pupils, we know that reading well is the gateway to all other subjects: academy leaders and staff recognise that reading is a skill that gives them access to the rest of the curriculum and to life-long learning. We ensure training and monitoring of reading is in place and it is regularly reviewed. The systematic, synthetic phonics programme of Read Write Inc. is delivered daily to EYFS and KS1.
Programme and Progress
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a systematic and enjoyable programme that teaches pupils to read and write quickly and easily. Pupils who fall behind, are quickly identified and, are supported through 1:1 tutoring.
We teach Phonics from the Start
Pupils are grouped by ‘stage not age’ allowing lessons to specifically address individual learning needs. Our pupils begin their reading journey from the first week in EYFS, when they are introduced to the first sounds in the Read Write Inc. programme.
We ensure books match sounds taught
Through the Read Write Inc. programme, pupils are given books that match the sounds that they have been taught, in the order they are taught. Pupils are then able to read with confidence and practise their reading at home with Read Write Inc. Book Bag Books. They also have access to the full collection of Read Write Inc. Storybooks via the Oxford Owl eBook Library.
We are all Early Reading Experts
A key element of the Read Write Inc. approach is that practice across the academy is completely consistent. This is achieved because every member of staff is trained, coached and supported to be an expert in the teaching of reading.
We all have a love of Reading!
Our staff and pupils are absolutely passionate about reading: they are readers who teach and teachers who read, this means that pupils are exposed to a wealth of texts and authors including traditional tales, poetry, non-fiction and new authors and teachers read to their classes throughout the academy day. The class library is regularly restocked and pupils are consulted on the selection of new reading books. Pupils have time to spend time quietly reading independently or 1:1 with a member of staff. This enables our learners to be fully engaged with their reading.