We are proud to be a Read, Write Inc. This is a comprehensive, structured programme for the teaching of phonics, reading and writing. The aim of the programme is to develop independent, confident readers to demonstrate a love of reading. Read, Write Inc is taught from Reception and children are taught in small ability groups. We make regular assessments of the children to ensure that they are progressing as well as they should. Children who need additional support are given 1:1 top up sessions. This predominantly a programme for Key Stage One pupils. Once your child has completed the programme they will be taught in Literacy lessons. Children in Key Stage 2 who still need support with their decoding skills access a programme called Fresh Start.
Children further develop their reading skills through guided reading and reading across the curriculum. A range of texts, genres and authors are study so that children become aware of a range of different reading approaches and are able to identify key features of different texts which they use to develop their writing skills. They read like a writer. Children are taught to analyse texts and form opinions. The school actively supports reading at home.
We use a range of approaches including Pie Corbett story telling techniques. The children are taught key features of a range of different text types. Writing is supported by handwriting practice and the structured teaching of SPAG. Children write end of unit pieces of writing in their progress books. This clear demonstrates the impact of teaching and progress over time.