At St Joseph & St Teresa’s we use the Read Write Inc. (RWI) programme to get children off to a flying start with their literacy. This is led by Mrs Cummins-Smith.
RWI is a method of learning centred round 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.
During RWI session children:
Why does RWI work?
In Foundation Stage and at KS1 the children reinforce their reading at home by taking books from the RWI Programme or from Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme.
Useful phonics websites
Here are a few websites that you might like to explore with your child:
Phoneme pop! - the sounds/letters drift by on bubbles and your child has to pop the matching sound!
Letters and sounds initial sound game - this game lets your child reveal a sound/letter and then try to find the picture that starts with the same sound.
Phonics play - there are several free games to play that will help your child with their blending and segmenting.
Teach your monster to read - create an account for your child to practise/learn reading skills through a fun game.