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At Sherborne Primary School we have introduced the highly successful Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc phonics programme starting from September 2020 to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our aim is to ensure that our children become competent at spelling and fluent at reading, giving them the best possible start to their learning journey.Read Write Inc. Phonics - Ruth Miskin Phonics Training

Read Write Inc sessions take place each day for all Reception and Year 1  children. The pace and consistency of the programme is a key element to developing reading skills which unlocks the whole curriculum for our children.

The ultimate aim of the Read Write Inc programme is for children to be able to learn and apply sound blending skills and to learn to segment words in order to become confident and fluent readers.

In Reception, the children have daily speed sound and blending lessons building up to reading storybooks exactly matched to the sounds they have learnt.

In Year 1 the Read Write Inc lesson involves a 20 minute speed sound practice and 20 minutes of guided reading. We will incorprorate all this work into well structured class writing sessions that complement our phonic work.

In Year 2 children will complete their Phonics journey and move on to our school Accerlerated Reader Programme as well as well our spelling programme, which will continue until Year 6.

In Years 3-4 children who require phonics catch-up will have the opportunity.Fred Talk – Blending skills. – Abbots Phonics

All children who are reading the RWI storybooks in their class lessons will bring these ‘Teaching Books’ home as well as a Book Bag Book which exactly matches the sounds learnt in the session. The children will be able to read these books independently but it is important that you listen to your child read these books several times so that they build up their fluency and expression.  In addition to these books they will bring home a library book of their choice which will be above their reading level therefore it is important that you share the reading of this book with your child.

“I don’t think there’s a big secret about what to do; we need to show children how much we love stories. Read great stories, poems and non-fiction every day, all through school. What we love today they might read tomorrow.”  Ruth Miskin 

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