Ripley St. John’s CofE
Primary School & Nursery
Read Write Inc RWI (30 minutes – EYFS and 1 hr Y1-2)
Phonics is taught daily in Reception from 9.00-9.30. In Year 1 from 10.30-11.30am and at 9-10 am for those continuing with the programme in Year 2. We group pupils homogeneously, according to their ability and progress in reading, which is regularly assessed.
We follow the Read Write Inc teaching programme which is split into two main parts;
In the first part of the session (Speed Sounds and Spelling) the children begin to learn the English alphabetic code: first they learn one way to read the 40+ sounds and blend these sounds into words, they then learn to read the same sounds with alternative graphemes. They learn a new sound every day and regularly review the sounds they have been taught. They then practise spelling words containing the newly taught grapheme as well as reviewing known graphemes and tricky words.
In the second part of the session (Reading and Writing), we use phonetically decodable books which are closely matched to the children’s increasing knowledge of phonemes and their corresponding graphemes and ‘tricky’ words. As the children re-read the books, their fluency increases. The children also write every day, rehearsing out loud what they want to say, before spelling words using the graphemes and ‘tricky’ words they know and composing and writing sentences. Children’s composition (ideas, vocabulary and grammar) is developed by drawing on their own experiences and talking about the stories they have read before composing their own pieces of writing which will increase in length as they progress through the programme.