We use Read Write Inc at our school to support children learning to read and write. It is a synthetic phonics programme, which focuses on reading and writing the 44 sounds in the English language. The children learn to read using sound blending known as ‘Fred Talk’. Then, they learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent the sounds. A huge emphasis is placed on partner work, hence children fully participate in every step of the lesson and are given the opportunity to practice reading and talk through their ideas. The children demonstrate their understanding of the story by answering questions using the ‘Find it’ and ‘Prove it’ technique.
We regularly assess the children and place them in small groups appropriate to their ability. This ensures that there are no gaps in their knowledge and all needs are met. It is an effective and fun phonics programme which creates fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.