Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
This is achieved through providing a range of pictures, story and non-fiction books and using the programme ‘Let’s think in English’. Enjoyment of writing is fostered through use of drama, story and the use of ICT.
We follow the Read Write Inc approach to teaching Reading and Phonics, supplemented with additional reading materials. Our approach is systematic, consistent and rigorous in order that all children become readers as quickly as possible. We use the same phonics program across the school providing continuity and a vehicle for guaranteed progression. RWI sessions take place four times a week for an hour. Pupils are taught in ability groups from Reception to Year 2 thus enabling them to be taught according to their reading level not their age. Teaching is very precise and tailored to the needs of each child irrespective of year group.
We also use the Read, Write Inc spelling program from Year 2 – Year 6. This program teaches spelling rules and looks at spelling patterns. It is taught in short 10/15 minute sessions with small, fun activities that pupils work on, often with a partner.