Chadwell St Mary Primary uses the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach children the vital skills of reading and comprehension in key stage one.
It is an inclusive literacy programme for all children learning to read from foundation stage, designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers. Children will achieve an aged related reading level of a secure Year Two child and above when they have completed the programme.
At the core of Read Write Inc. is the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. The 44 common sounds in the English language are taught, alongside how to sound blend words for reading (decoding) and spelling (encoding). Using a mix of story books and non-fiction books with words they can decode, children learn to comprehend and write about the texts they have read.
The Read Write Inc. teachers are made up of a team of teachers and teaching assistants who teach enthusiastic and fast paced lessons to small groups of children at the same level of reading each day. Participation and praise are key so children feel encouraged and confident to achieve early success in reading.
At Chadwell St Mary Primary school our aim is for children to complete the programme as quickly as possible. The sooner they complete the programme the sooner they will be able to choose books to read of their own interest, and develop a lifelong love of reading.