At Chopwell Primary School 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:
At Chopwell Primary we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their Literacy development. Mrs. McCarrick is our Read Write Inc lead teacher, so if you have questions about RWI, contact school who can refer you to her.
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme that helps all children learn to read fluently so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7. However, at Chopwell we begin the programme in Nursery and will continue teaching RWI to children beyond the age of 7, as we use a stage, not age approach. We have also invested in the 'Fresh Start' approach for our Year 4 - 6 children who continue to need a phonics approach to their learning. RWI and Fresh Start were both 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 RWI lead teacher. From these assessments, children are organised into small groups, where they work with peers on the same stage.
Nursery & Reception
When appropriate, children will be introduced to the initial sounds in short five minutes sessions.
In Reception all children will learn how to ‘read’ the sounds in words and how those sounds can be written down.
The children work in pairs so that they: