St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

"to inspire, to learn, to love with God"

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Hill Top, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire WS12 1DE

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Phonics

PHONICS

What is Read Write Inc?

 

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.  The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at St Joseph's we begin the programme in the summer term in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.

 

RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

 

Parent Letter

 

How will RWI be taught?

 

All children are assessed regularly by our RWI lead teacher so they work with children at the same level. This allows complete participation in lessons.

 

Nursery

 

When appropriate, children will be introduced to the initial sounds in short five minutes sessions.

 

Reception

 

In Reception all children will learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down. 

 

KS1

 

Throughout KS1 children will secure their understanding of how to blend and segment sounds for reading and spelling, aiming for automatic recall and fluency.

 

Reading

The children:

  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts – see below
  • learn to read words using Fred talk and sound blending
  • read from a range of storybooks and non-fictions books matched to their phonic knowledge
  • work well with partners
  • develop comprehension skills in stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove It' discussion questions
  • bring a copy of the school RWI text to share at home (once they are placed into their colour groups)

 

Writing

The children:

  • learn to write and form the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds with the help of fun phrases
  • learn to write words by using Fred Talk
  • learn to build sentences by practising sentences out loud before they write 

 

Talking

The children work in pairs so that they:

  • answer every question
  • practise every activity with their partner
  • take turns in talking and reading to each other
  • develop ambitious vocabulary

 

Ruth Miskin shows you why pronouncing sounds in a 'pure' way is the most effective for teaching children how to read.

 

Please see 'Parent video: How to say the sounds' on YouTube 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q

 

Useful Websites

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/literacy.html

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zgkw2hv

 

Reading at Home for parents 1

Reading at home for parents 2

Handwriting guidance

Handwriting guidance letter sizes

Rhymes for letter formation

Books for home reading

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