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Reading and Literacy


We are a “Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.” school.

We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell.


Read Write Inc. Phonics, Literacy & Language, Fresh Start and Spelling are highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programmes have the best chance of success in schools.


The four Read Write Inc, programmes are carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Our school uses:

Read Write Inc. Phonics for our children in Reception to Year 2 and for our children in Years 3 and 4 who need to catch up.


Read Write Inc. Fresh Start for our children in Years 5 - 8 with a reading age of nine and below.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child.


In Year 3, your child may still be in a Read Write Inc. group. If so, they will recieve weekly spellings and bring back a book to read each night. They will be expected to read this every night or as often as possible. They will need to bring their book in every day as these are used during the Read Write Inc. sessions. Your child will also bring home a book banded book and may change these when they have finished them. Please do sign your child's lovely new reading diary! 


When your child has finished the Read Write Inc. programme, they will join in a Literacy group where they will be reading a variety of different books and accessing different comprehension / writing activities. They will also recieve spellings weekly. 


Please support your child with their reading! 



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