Early Reading Curriculum Intent Statement
At Linacre Primary School we consider ourselves a 'Reading' school and class reading as a key priority. We aim to provide high quality teaching and learning experiences which result in children becoming confident, skilled and fluent readers, whilst at the same time fostering a love of books, so that all children are able to become life-long readers. Reading skills are taught during daily English lessons as well as in additional Phonics sessions.
We work closely with Parents/Carers to teach reading and phonics. The partnership involves:
Here at Linacre we follow the Read, Write, Inc (RWI) phonics scheme of work in order to teach our children to read. We use the same scheme consistently from Nursery through to Year 2 and sometimes beyond. If children continue to access RWI when they are in KS2 we also offer additional support and intervention to help them close the gap. RWI supports the children with their reading, spelling and grammar. This scheme is now becoming embedded at Linacre and we are seeing lots of positive results, from using this approach.
The five main principles underpinned by RWI are as follows:
There are many ways you can support your child with reading. You can always chat to the teachers and ask for advice, we will run workshops at regular intervals throughout the school year and further information about the scheme, including parent support videos and training are also available on the following Ruth Miskin website
This site is invaluable in offering support for all of our families to ensure that your child leaves KS1 as a fluent and confident reader. We will also update this page regularly with specific videos that we recommend you watch.
Any questions please do contact your child's class teacher or Mrs Martin, who will be more than happy to help.
Please familiarise yourselves with our Early Reading policy, at the top of this page, which should help to answer any questions that you may have.
Below is a list of useful websites which will help your child learn all about phonics:
http://www.jollylearning.co.uk/ - games and information for parents
http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ - lots of games for children to play
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html - games for children to play
http://www.starfall.com/ - fun games for the children to play
http://www.firstschoolyears.com/ - games for children to play