Read, Write Inc
Here at Annfield Plain Infant school, we believe that reading is absolutely vital to happiness, success and fully accessing the richness of the curriculum. To teach early reading, we use Read, Write Inc. This is a synthetic phonics program of study that ensures that all children learn the sounds that letters make, how to read them in words and write them in sentences. This is taught across school, by all staff at the same time. If any child is finding it challenging, we have swift and effective tutoring programs that run every afternoon to ensure that children “keep up” rather than trying to “catch up”. Throughout the year, we will run parent sessions to help ensure that our families are as comfortable with the approach as we are and that together, we can make an incredible difference to our children’s lives.
Children have weekly Guided Reading lessons where they read in a small group with their teacher or Teaching Assistant. Children may also be involved in a programme called ‘Accelerated Reading’ which involves reading books and using the I Pads to answer comprehension questions about them. Our children are very enthusiastic about this!
Annfield Plain Infant School – English Co-ordinator