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Read Write Inc.

As a school we follow the ‘Read Write Inc’ phonics programme which begins in Nursery and continues until children are confident speedy readers, who decode accurately and read for meaning. Some children will have completed The Read Write Inc. Programme by Year 1 and others may remain on the programme until they are demonstrating a secure phonetic awareness.

Phonics Screening Check

The National phonics screening check is a statutory assessment of the phonic knowledge of all Year 1 pupils. The check is carried out during summer term of Year 1 and comprises a list of 40 words which children read 1:1 with a teacher who the children are familiar with. The list is a combination of both real and made up ‘nonsense’ words which rely on phonetic knowledge to decode.

For more information on this, please visit: Phonics screening check (Year 1) - Oxford Owl

Parental Support:

We are always so grateful to the parents and carers who support school and their children with their reading journey. All of our children take home a reading book to practise reading skills and develop independence. Home reading books work alongside class reading books allowing children to comprehend them easily and read with pace and fluency. Children who are confident with reading a specific text enjoy returning to that text and by doing this will build on skills like expression, self-correction and a higher level of comprehension.

In Reception and Key Stage 1 children take home ‘Read write Inc. Book Bag Books’. These books are closely matched to the phonic level at which the children are working. We encourage children to read these books at least 3 times during the week to develop fluency, pace and understanding of the text.

For support on phonics, there are some fantastic RWI parent support videos on YouTube:

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There are also many helpful resources on Oxford Owl: Parent guide to Read Write Inc. Phonics - Oxford Owl