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Early Reading

At Oldfield Brow Primary School our purpose is to "inspire the exceptional potential of all members of our school community by empowering confident, independent learners who have the right attitude and knowledge to thrive in a changing world".  Therefore, we are committed to ensuring all of our children become confident, fluent, independent readers who develop a love of reading that will enrich their lives now and long into the future.

What is Read, Write Inc. phonics?

Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics-based programme that 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 a leading consultant on early reading. 

Who is Read Write Inc. for?

The RWI programme is for primary school children learning to read and write. Children will begin the programme in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS and will remain on the programme throughout Year 1. Children will continue with the programme until they are at the expected reading level for Year 2. Our aim is that most children will come off the scheme early in Year 2, however some children may remain on the scheme into Years 3 and 4.

Who teaches RWI phonics?

We have a dedicated team of teachers and teaching assistants who have all received RWI training. Miss Brash, our Early Reading Leader will be monitoring RWI sessions daily and she is leading training sessions with RWI staff every week. We have ongoing support from the English Hub, (based at Lacey Green Primary School In Wilmslow) and there are numerous RWI training courses and training sessions for staff with Read Write Inc trainers.

How often will my child/ren be taught reading?

All of the children across the school receive daily reading lessons, led by a highly trained 'Reading Teacher'.  Below is a short film which summarises part of the daily reading lesson and some of the vocabulary the children will hear. 

How can I help?

Daily reading at home is essential to develop your child/ren's reading fluency.  We know that children cannot begin to comprehend independently until they can read at least 100 words per minute, unaided.  It is also important that we support children how in reading by focusing on the production of 'pure sounds'.  Below is a video that explains what we mean by 'pure sounds'.

What is the Phonics Screening Check?

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