At Chilvers Coton we use the Read Write Inc (RWI) scheme to teach Phonics, Reading and Writing. Children will bring home a library book, the book they have been reading in their Read Write Inc group and a Read Write Inc 'book bag book' which mirrors the phonemes the children have learned in phonics already. Our reading books are closely matched to children's phonics ability and focus on sounds children already know well, meaning they should be able to read the text fluently and accurately. This increases confidence and self-esteem in children and in their reading abilities, leading to more confident and capable readers.
If you would like to know more about the Read Write Inc scheme or how we teach reading and phonics, please speak to your child's teacher. There is also a Facebook page dedicated to Read Write Inc if you would like to keep up to date with developments and news.
Read Write Inc (RWI) was developed by Ruth Miskin, a former teacher and Head Teacher. The programme is highly structured, leading to children rapidly learning to read. We use the programme right from when children are ready in Nursery up to Year 2 and we then use the follow on programme Literacy and Language.
Children are all grouped according to their ability rather than their age so that they can learn to read and write quickly. The programme teaches the children to blend and segment using phonemes rather than letter names.
You can find more information on the Ruth Miskin website as well as the RWI facebook and twitter pages. http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
At Chilvers Coton we use Talk for Writng to improve writing accross the school.Talk for Writing was developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is a fun, creative yet also rigorous approach to develop writers.
Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Throughout the school, we place a strong emphasis on children reading stories and enjoying a range of literature. Through regular reading, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.
During the initial 'imitation' stage of Talk for Writing, children learn to tell a story off by heart. They retell a text with expression and actions and make use of a story map to support their retelling. Once the story is learnt, children are encouraged to adapt it. At the 'innovation' stage, children make the story their own, for example, by changing the character or setting. Finally, at the 'invention stage, children write their own text independently.