Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more they will want to find out.
At Eling, we use the Read Write Inc. (RWI) programme to begin our children’s reading and writing journey. RWI is a method of learning which teaches letter sounds and synthetic phonics and has proven to get children off to a flying start with their literacy learning.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
When using RWI to read the children will:
When using RWI to write the children will:
During RWI lessons the children work in pairs so they can:
For a more detailed explanation of the RWI programme, please click here.
All children in Year 1 complete a phonics screening check in the summer term. We hold a parents meeting at the start of the summer term to explain the process. If you would like to find out more about the phonics screening check, please click here.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss the RWI programme further, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher or the Reading Leader, Miss White.