Read Write Inclusive Teaching programme (RWInc)
At Salisbury Road we use a synthetic phonics programme called Read Write Inc. to teach reading. This programme starts in Foundation and continues into Years 1, 2 and, for some children, into Year 3.
What is Read Write Inc?
The children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to sound blend for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing handwriting skills and spelling (encoding). Crucially, they read lively storybooks and non-fiction books with words they can decode, so they achieve early success in reading. As the children are taught to decode and encode, they are also taught to comprehend and to compose out loud. The quicker their encoding the more able they are to write what they have composed.
All staff have been fully trained in the effective delivery of Read Write Inc. The children are grouped according to their reading level across their key stage. Children are assessed every six weeks and new groups are formed on the basis of these assessments.
How does it work? Well let's ask the children ...
"Every day we read and write with our partners using our Fred pointers!"
"We start the day by learning a new phoneme - this is the sound made by a letter or group of letters."
"We then move onto our speed sounds - this is practising reading every phoneme we have learnt so far, at speed."
"Then we work out our green words with our partner - these are the words that can be blended (sounded out)."
"We always try to apply our phonics skills in our writing tasks!"
If you would like to find out more about Read Write Inc then contact Miss Hughes - she is our Read Write Inc. Coordinator.
Find out more information about how to support your child with reading and writing at home.