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At St Saviour’s we aim for all our children to become fluent, confident readers who are passionate about reading.

 

Children who read regularly or are read to regularly have the opportunity to open the doors to so many different worlds! More importantly, reading will give your child the tools to become independent life-long learners.

 

We can achieve this together through:

  • Read Write Inc, a program to help to your child read at school
  • Encouraging children to develop a love of books by reading to them daily, at home and at school
  • Giving children access to a wide range of books at school and at home
     
    At St Saviour’s we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy. We have put together a guide to how the RWI programme works together with some useful links.
     
    Mr Immanuel is our Phonics lead teacher, so if you have questions about RWI, contact school who can refer you to him. Please take the time to read the information as it will provide invaluable information as to how you can help and support your child in reading.
     
    What is Read Write Inc?
    Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling.  The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. At St Saviour’s, pupils begin the programme in Reception and we will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7 if they still need support in their reading.
    RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/.
     
    How will RWI be taught?
    All children are assessed regularly by our Phonics lead teacher so they work with children at the same level. This allows complete participation in lessons.
     
    Reception
    In Reception all children will learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down.
     
    Reading
    The children:
  • learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts – see below
  • learn to read words using Fred talk and sound blending
  • read from a range of storybooks and non-fictions books matched to their phonic knowledge
  • work well with partners
  • develop comprehension skills in stories by answering 'Find It' and 'Prove It' discussion questions
     
    Writing
    The children:
  • learn to write and form the letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds with the help of fun phrases
  • learn to write words by using Fred Talk
  • learn to build sentences by practising sentences out loud before they write 
     
    Talking
    The children
  • They work in pairs so that they:
  • answer every question
  • practise every activity with their partner
  • take turns in talking and reading to each other
  • develop ambitious vocabulary
     
    Year One & Year Two
    Children follow the same format as Reception but will work on complex sounds and read books appropriate to their reading level. Daily sessions of RWI phonics last between 30 and 40 minutes. 
     
    Five key principles underpin the teaching in all Read Write Inc. sessions:  
    Purpose – know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about
    Participation – ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning
    Praise – ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability
    Pace – teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning
    Passion – be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged emotionally.

Phonics Café for Rec and Year 1

Phonics Café

We will be running a Phonics Café fortnightly for parents of Year R and Year 1 children. It will be held on a Thursday afternoon at 2.30pm - 3.15pm in the Parents Room. The classes will give parents the opportunity to learn how to say the phonic sounds correctly, make games for their children and learn ways to help their children at home with phonics and reading. The first half of the session will be for parents only and the second half will be for parents and their children.

 

This terms dates are:

Thursday 2nd, 16th, May - 2.30pm-3.15pm

Thursday 6th, 20th, June - 2.30pm-3.15pm

Phonic Play Bags

We are currently running the Phonic Play Bag scheme for children in Year 1 for Phases 1, 2 and 3. Sessions run every Tuesday morning from 8.30am - 8.55am. If you have any questions regarding this scheme please speak to Mr Immanuel or Mrs Cherry.

Phase 1

 

Listening and Attention Skills

Listening skills can be difficult to master for many children. Help children develop their listening skills. This video features animal sounds. After a short while, four choices of animal appear. Which animal sound can you hear? This listening game can be used to help hone listening skills in a fun and interactive way.

Simply Phonics: Phase 1-2 I Spy Game (Initial Sounds Game)

This is an 'I spy' video to help children learn the initial sounds s, a, t and p. It is also ideal for learning new vocabulary.

Phase 2

Letters and Sounds 1

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the s, a, t and p graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds 2

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the i, n, m and d graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds 3

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the g, o, c and k graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds 4

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the ck, e, u and r graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds 5a

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding then, b, f and ff graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds 5b

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the l, ll and ss graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Tricky Captions and Tricky Words

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding how to read captions containing the tricky words to and the, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Captions With Tricky Words

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding how to read caption containing tricky word no and go, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 2 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Phase 3

Set 6 | Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the j, v, w and x graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Set 7 | Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the y/ z/ zz/ qu graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Vowel Graphemes | Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the ai/ ee/ ugh/ oa vowel graphemes and their phonemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Vowel Digraphs | Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the oo/ ar/ or/ ur phonemes and their graphemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the ur, ow, oi and ear phonemes and their graphemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 Phonics programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding the air, are and er phonemes and their graphemes, as taught using the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Chunking Longer Words | Letters and Sounds

This is a video I use to support the children in my class and their parents with understanding chunking, as taught towards the end of the Letters and Sounds Phase 3 programme. Teaching phonics can help some children improve their reading as they learn to blend the phonemes for reading.

Phase 4

High Frequency Words (HFWs) English Flashcards

Simply Phonics: Phase 4 High Frequency Words (HFWs) Practise blending these Phase 4 high frequency words. Read the word before it flashes with a glow. The tricky words are coloured red. Contains UK English pronunciation. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to my channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChf0... Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MisterTeachBSc Check out my TES shop: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource...

Initial Consonant Blends

Initial consonant blends appear at the beginning of words. This video feature some common consonant blends, with words to read. The consonant blends included are br, cr, dr, fr, gr and tr. I am finding more and more that people are finding these videos useful when learning to speak English.

*MORE* Final Consonant Blends

Final consonant blends appear at the end of words. This video feature some common consonant blends, with words to read. The consonant blends included are nt, sk, lp, lf and lk. I am finding more and more that people are finding these videos useful when learning to speak English.

Final Consonant Blends

Final consonant blends appear at the end of words. This video feature some common consonant blends, with words to read. The consonant blends included are nk, st, nd, mp and ft. I am finding more and more that people are finding these videos useful when learning to speak English.

Phase 5

Vowel Digraphs ay ou ie ea | Learn to Blend

Learn to Read and Spell | Simply Phonics: Phase 5 | Vowel Digraphs ay ou ie ea. Learn to read and spell using the blended phonics approach or 'synthetic phonics'. This is a short Phase 5 Phonics video to help teach or revise the /ay/ou/ie/ea vowel digraphs.

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