At Moorhill, we want children to learn to read quickly and accurately and to then keep on reading. We use the Read Write Inc programme.
Read Write Inc. Phonics was first created by Ruth Miskin in 2002. It is the UK’s leading synthetic phonics programme with the most respected and comprehensive professional development.
For children at Moorhill, getting reading fluency right is key to success in later years and aids the development of comprehension.
With Read Write Inc. Phonics we expect all children:
- reach the expected standard of the phonics screening check
- develop reading fluency and read with comprehension
- develop co-operative behaviour and articulate their ideas and understanding
- spell and write with confidence.
Read Write Inc covers the key aims of the National curriculum for reading.
At Moorhill, we have clear expectations of how the children should progress throughout the school year. The tables below show the expected levels for YR-Y2 at the end of each term:
During a RWInc lesson children learn a new sound and review previously taught sounds. Children read real and nonsense words to practise their decoding and blending skills. They then apply their phonic knowledge to the spelling of words. The children then read a text matching their assessed level and answer a range of questions. Every class has story-time each day to promote reading for pleasure and enables the children to see their teachers as readers.
The children who make the slowest progress in RWInc lessons will receive ‘Fast Track Tutoring’ to make progress. This breaks down the phonics and reading strands of Read Write Inc. phonics into smaller steps to accelerate children’s reading progress. It does not include the handwriting, spelling and writing activities found in the full programme, as tutoring time is limited to 15 minutes per child. It provides intensive, targeted support to address specific gaps in a child’s reading. Some children will only need a few weeks’ tutoring. Others may need a term. Those with significant learning difficulties may need much longer.
Children take reading books home that are appropriately matched to their Read Write Inc level. The books that the children read provide the opportunity for them to practise their developing skills and knowledge.
At Moorhill our aim is for children to have graduated from the RWInc programme by the end of summer half term in Year 2. This means that Read Write Inc will no longer be needed. However, identified Year 2 and KS2 children who still require further support with phonics, will continue to access Read Write Inc.
The Read Write Inc programme will supplement the pupil outcomes in Year 1 when they take the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check. At Moorhill we aim to be at least matching the national outcomes whereby 82% of children are expected to pass the test and surpass them.
We want all children to love reading and enjoy listening to and joining in with many different types of text. They will be able to confidently read texts that are in line with their phonics knowledge.
As they continue their reading journey the children at Moorhill will broaden their understanding and vocabulary, enabling them to become lifelong readers.
Reading/RWInc Information for parents
How to say the sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkXcabDUg7Q
Once we know the sounds the letters make, we can begin to blend them together for reading. This is known as sound blending and we call this 'Fred Talk'.
How to sound blend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNyFikwNQTg
Now we can use the sounds we know to spell the words in our writing. We use 'Fred Fingers' for spelling. We also use rhymes to help us form our letters correctly.
Fred Fingers for spelling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=absSgYIPCns