We use the Read Write Inc. Programme for F1 until graduation off the programme (Christmas Y2). This involves following the specific pattern of teaching the letter sounds alongside learning to write. The children are screened frequently (approx. every 8 weeks) and regrouped accordingly to encourage momentum and quick progress. Books are sent home weekly for children to practice the letter sounds they are learning in class with complementary spellings.
To foster a love of reading we, encourage book reviews and recommendations eg Kippax North Book Awards. To develop adventurous readers the guided reading texts have been selected to give each year group a breadth of genre and writing styles. By the end of Year 4 the children must have a great stamina for reading and sufficient fluency to understand and therefore derive pleasure from reading. This means in Years 5 and 6 the children can experience a wide range of narrative genres and read easily when researching projects.
We develop writers using the approach in Talk for Writing, which helps the learning focus on developing vocabulary and a breadth of writing experiences to ultimately enhance our cultural capital.