At St Peter’s Folkestone we use the Read Write Inc. (RWI) programme to begin our children’s reading and writing journey. RWI is a method of learning which teaches letter sounds and synthetic phonics and has proved to get children off to a flying start with their literacy learning.
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more they will want to find out.
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:
When using RWI to write the children will:
During RWI lessons the children work in pairs so they can:
For a more detailed explanation of the RWI programme please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjlPILhk7bQ
All children in Year 1 complete a phonics screening check in the summer term. We hold a parents meeting at the start of the summer term to explain the process. If you would like to find out more about the phonics screening check, please click the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbKGLJPp6ww
If you have any queries or would like to discuss the RWI programme further, please do not hesitate to contact the Reading and English Leader, Mrs Sarah Goodwin.