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At St Mary’s Primary School we want to teach every child to read and keep them reading.  We want to help our children to enjoy stories and poems from the minute they come into our school.  In Reception Class and Year 1 children are taught to read using the phonics based reading scheme Read, Write, Inc (RWI).  

 During our daily RWI lessons we teach sounds, children practise reading and spelling words containing these sounds, then we give children decodable books containing sounds and words they can read.  They read each Storybook three times at school and again at home.  On each reading, children’s fluency increases and the more they can focus on what the story is about.  Children also learn to spell the words they have been reading and develop their ideas into sentences so that they can write about the Storybooks they read.  Alongside this we read stories to children: stories they cannot yet read for themselves during our daily story times.  Our aim is for children to finish the RWI Phonics programme quickly so they can start reading these books for themselves.

Each time the children read their Read Write Inc. Storybook they are becoming confident readers. Each time they re-read, they build their fluency/speed and comprehension.  They love reading and want to read because they can read all of the words in the Storybook.  We set a focus for each re-read in school.  The first read focuses on reading every word accurately.  The second on reading the story more quickly.  The third read on comprehension - understanding what they read.  Then children bring the same book home to read and enjoy again and again.  We do not send stories home the children cannot read because we always want them to be set up to succeed in their reading.  We want to make sure they enjoy reading so that they want to read.  The more they read, the faster progress they will make.

Children on Read Write Inc bring home:

  •       A reading diary/record for both adults in school and parents to record comments each time a child reads (school staff write in green pen).
  •        A RWI Storybook that they have read in class to practise reading what they can already read
  •        A Bug Club Book to provide extra sound practice at the right level for your child.

These are changed weekly by the adults in school.  We expect that parents will be reading with and to their children most evenings.

Parents and children can access the school library after school every Monday between 3:30-4:30pm to choose a book to take home.

Check out below the Top Tips for Bedtime Stories, Parent FAQs, information about Oxford Owl and access the parent information and videos relating to RWI at https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/


The specific reading programmes of study for each year group can be found under the 'Our Curriculum - Year Group' tab

   
 
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