At Stockwell Academy children have daily phonics lessons. In reception we have already started to learn letter sounds. At Stockwell Academy we follow a scheme called Read Write Inc (RWI).
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics based programme which helps children learn to read whilst also developing a wide range of vocabulary and encouraging a love of stories. It was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at www.ruthmiskinliteracy.com .
Who is Read Write Inc. for?
The Read Write Inc. programme is for primary school children learning to read. Children will begin the programme in Reception and will remain on the programme until they are reading fluently. Our aim is for most children to be off the scheme by the end of Year 2, however some children will remain on the scheme in Years 3 and 4.
How will it work?
Year R Children will be taught a sound a day and will be assessed regularly by their class teachers. When they have reached an appropriate level they will be grouped according to their reading level and will start reading and writing alongside learning the new sounds.
In order to support your children it is important that we are all saying the sounds correctly. Please have a look at this short YouTube video. It explains why and how we say sounds correctly. Saying sounds correctly help your child to blend sounds together for reading and writing.
When writing the children use phrases to help remember the shape of letters.
Phrase and picture to help children remember the graphemes:
a – Round the apple down the leaf.
b - Down the laces to the heel, round the toe
c – Curl around the caterpillar
d – Round his bottom, up his tall neck, down to his feet
e – Lift off the top and scoop out the egg f – Down the stem and draw the leaves
g – Round her face, down her hair and give her a curl
h – Down the head to the hooves and over his back
i - Down the body, dot for the head
j – Down his body, curl and dot
k – Down the kangaroos body, up his arm, down his tail and down the leg
l – Down the long leg
m – Maisie, mountain, mountain
n – Down Nobby, over his net
o – All around the orange
p – Down the plait and over the pirates face
q – Round her her head, up past her earrings and down her hair
r – Down his back, the curl over his arm
s – Slither down the snake
t – Down the tower, across the tower
u – Down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle
v – Down a wing, up a wing
w – Down up, down up
x – Down the arm and leg and repeat the other side
y – Down a horn, up a horn and under his head
z - Zig, zag, zig