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What is Read, Write, Inc?

"Since the introduction of the Read, Write, Inc. programme in April 2015, we firmly believe it is has contributed to raising our Literacy standards"
- Martin Atkinson, Phonics Leader.

Read, Write, Inc. is an inclusive literacy program for all children, it develops a range of skills enabling all learners to achieve their full potential. All lessons are lively, exciting and fully engaging, reinforcing our creative approach to teaching. Learning is structured with purpose, pace and passion allowing pupils to progress through the units at an accelerated rate. The stimulating resources are carefully chosen to develop the essential skills of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and listening.
The children are assessed and grouped according to their ability. 

The children work in small focused groups with a teacher or teaching assistant. 

At the end of each half term the children will be assessed again to check they have made progress.  In addition to the Read Write Inc program the children will also be working on reading,  writing  and oracy skills in their classes with their own class teacher.

Using Read Write Inc the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into understanding what they read. When using 'Read Write Inc' to read the children will:

* Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts
* Learn to read words by blending the sounds together
* Read lively stories featuring words they have learnt to sound out
* Show that they understand the stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove it' discussion questions.
Read Write Inc allows the children to spell effortlessly so that they can put their energy into 
working out what they want to write. When using 'Read Write Inc' to write the children will:

* Learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds (graphemes)
* Learn to write words by sounding them out and then writing the corresponding graphemes
* Learn to write simple and then increasingly complex sentences
* Compose a range of texts using discussion prompts
* Compose stories based on picture strips.
What can I do to help my child at home?
* Revise the sounds taught in class.
* Practice the given spellings and discuss the meanings of the words.
* Read regularly with your child, encouraging the pleasure of reading within different genres.
* Look for opportunities for your child to enhance their reading skills by alternatives means, such as food packaging, road signs, web pages, posters, magazines and newspapers.
* Play phonics games using the ditty storybooks (bingo, snap)
There are free phonics lessons everyday on youtube. 
Useful websites so support phonics at home: