St Peter’s Writing Curriculum
St Peter's Reading Curriculum
Read Write Inc - Our Phonics Scheme
At St Peter’s we are using the Read Write Inc (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their English. RWI is a method of learning based upon letter sounds and phonics, and we use it to aid children in their reading.
The children are assessed regularly and grouped according to their ability.
Our Read Write Inc 'Reading Leader' is Mrs Hutchinson
The children will:
• Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple prompts
• Learn to read words using sound blending (Fred talk)
• Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out
• Show that they comprehend the stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove It'
Help your child learn to read words by sounding-blending (Fred talk) eg. c-a-t = cat, sh-o-p = shop. Children learn to read words by blending the letter-sounds that are in the Speed Sounds set.
Help your child to say the pure sounds ('m' not 'muh', 's' not 'suh' etc.) as quickly as they can, and then blend the sounds together to say the whole word.
Reading Books Sent Home
Once children can blend fluently and know the first 44 sounds they will bring home Ditty sheets or RWI reading books.
Read Write Inc Books
Please encourage your child to read though the speed sounds page first and then the word page, before they start reading the book. Your child will have read this book in school before they bring it home. At the back of the book are find it/prove it questions for you to do with your child.
Finally, don't worry if your child is struggling at first with their sounds and words, they will get there in their own time. If you have time (we know it is very precious!), we would urge you to try and read stories to your child before they go to bed. This will help develop a wider vocabulary which makes a vast difference to their quality of writing but it will also encourage them to enjoy a good story.