At Raunds Park Infant School we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. RWI is a method of learning based on letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading and writing.
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 he or she will want to find out.
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 want to write.
When using RWI to read the children will:
When using RWI to write the children will:
If you would like access to more information about Read Write Inc please use the website http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
On the website you will find video tutorials for the following:
Throughout the school, pupils are provided with a range of fiction and non-fiction books which are regularly changed to aid progression with their reading. We use the popular and well-established Oxford Reading Tree scheme. In addition to this, books from the Project X and Songbirds reading programmes are incorporated to create further enjoyment for the children.
As pupils move through the school they learn more advanced deduction and inference skills and the school uses the Oxford Reading Treetops scheme.
If you would like access to some fantastic eBooks, why not visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk (external link). There are over 260 free books for parents to read with their child at home with lots of ideas on how to support your child with reading. There is no cost to visit the site but you need to register to access the resources.
Reading at Home
In the Foundation Stage the children are given a blending pot and a sound book so that they can become confident with recognising sounds and early blending. When each child is ready they are then given a reading book to take home. In Years 1 and 2, children are expected to read frequently at home. Reading books are not necessarily changed every day as it is essential that books are looked at in depth and the repetition assists children in developing sight vocabulary in addition to word patterns. It is also important that children read a variety of books and not just their school reading book. To support reading skills the child can:
When you have finished reading, remember to sign your child’s home/school book. Please make your comments as positive and confidence-building as possible, and discuss these with your child.
Please follow the link below to access lists of age-appropriate and recommended books for children. If you purchase any books from the Love Reading 4 Schools website, the school will receive 5% of the total. You may need to set up a parent account to access the lists, this is simple and free to do.