At East Wittering, we want all the children to
- read easily, fluently and good understanding
- develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
- acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
- appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
Once children have completed the Read, Write Inc phonics programme, they are taught to read using a variety of quality texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
They are taught how to read words and how to comprehend what they have read.
Word reading builds on the skills they have learnt in phonics and involves the speedy working out of unfamiliar words and the speedy recognition of familiar words.
Comprehension involves the teaching of specific skills through modelling, discussion and practise to enable the children to use these independently.
The teaching of reading comprises of at least four taught lessons which will include the following:
Specific skills - children will be taught a specific skill such as inference, prediction or working out the meaning of words from the context. This is visually supported by VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieve and sequence / summarise).
Book talk – children take part in discussion about books including what they like and dislike
Comprehension – children will practise taught skills that demonstrates their understanding of a text
Independent activities – children will practise word reading and comprehension in a variety of different ways through a range of texts.
|What we do in phonics||[pdf 454KB]|
|The teaching of reading||[pdf 431KB]|
|Reading at home dos and don'ts||[pdf 451KB]|
|Reading with your child||[pdf 320KB]|
|Accelerated reader||[pdf 481KB]|
|DEAR time||[pdf 407KB]|
RWI Spelling Planet
The programme builds on the children’s previous knowledge of phonics. It also develops children’s knowledge of word families and how prefixes and suffixes impact upon root words. The programme is in line with the National Curriculum for spelling.
At East Wittering, children in every year group are provided with opportunities to write linked to their learning journeys and a quality text. Each learning journey has an outcome in the form of a piece of writing.
As children progress through the school, they will become increasingly aware of the purpose and audience of their writing and will learn to make specific choices to meet these needs. Throughout the learning journey, children are taught and given opportunities to practise specific skills and vocabulary they will need to use. Children talk about their writing and use texts, drama, music, pictures and films to help them come up with ideas. In some learning journeys, they will publish their writing.
|Writing (1)||[pdf 227KB]|