Date: 24th Sep 2017 @ 5:10pm

At Kew Woods Primary School, we aim to develop the full potential of all our pupils as confident, literate readers and writers. We aim to teach the children to read fluently and accurately and to develop skills that promote understanding and interpretation of texts to support the curriculum. We use a wide range of material and our home-school reading scheme is graded using the book band system. The main core of the scheme is Oxford Reading Tree but this is well supplemented with other material to ensure a variety of engaging texts are available to all children.


Reading is the key that unlocks the whole curriculum so the ability to efficiently decode is essential. Read, Write, Inc. is our phonics scheme where daily sessions are taught in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 classes. In Key Stage 2 daily phonics/spelling sessions are timetabled into the curriculum to ensure continuity and progression. Regular homework and weekly spelling are set to reinforce and develop phonics skills taught in school.

The principles of the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics Programme

Read, Write, Inc. Phonics is an inclusive literacy programme for all children learning to read. It is a full teaching programme proven to develop:

  • fluent, enthusiastic readers

  • confident speakers
  • keen writers

Children are taught to:

  • learn to read and write letter-sound correspondences quickly
  • decode effortlessly
  • spell and handwrite easily
  • comprehend what they read
  • read with fluency and expression
  • write confidently using oral rehearsal
  • work effectively with a partner to articulate their learning at every step

Please find below links to RWI video tutorials on how you can help your child say the sounds and begin to blend. 



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