At Rowley Park we follow the Ruth Miskin RWInc scheme. We strive to ensure that all children become confident, fluent readers and believe this is achievable through the teaching of consistent high quality phonic lessons. We teach daily phonic sessions in Early Years, Key Stage One and into Key Stage Two for children who still need further support. Children are taught in homogeneous groups according to their ability. This ensures all children have a strong foundation upon which to tackle the complex processes of reading and writing.
Children need to have both good word recognition and good oral language comprehension in order to read. These are the key skills which are learnt in phonics.
Pupils are encouraged to take an active part in their sessions which builds their confidence. The aim of RWI Phonics is for children to complete the programme as quickly as possible to enable children to read for their own interest, pleasure and comprehension level.
Using RWI, the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.
When using RWI to read the children will:
- learn that sounds are represented by written letters.
- learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.
- learn how to blend sounds.
- learn to read words using Fred Talk.
- read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.
- show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.
When using RWI to write the children will:
- learn to write the letters/letter groups which represent 44 sounds.
- learn to write words by saying the sounds in Fred Talk.
- write simple sentences.