Reading, reading, reading!
At Avanti Fields school we are extremely lucky to have a range of exciting reading areas and opportunities to explore reading in different contexts. We have our whole school library available for all pupils, a primary library with story sacks and a listening station, alongside dedicated reading areas in every classroom.
We encourage all our children to pick up a book and explore the wonders of the world through exciting stories, pictures, and facts! In the primary phase the children have daily storytime, book- led topics and planned sessions to ‘drop everything a read’ where children are encouraged to explore their love for reading.
Read, Write Inc
At Avanti Fields School we use the Read Write Inc programme to develop children’s early reading and phonic skills.
Read, Write Inc. (RWI) is a phonics programme written by Ruth Miskin. The RWI programme is designed carefully to help children of all abilities to make rapid progress, as well as allowing us to support you, in fostering a love of reading in your child that will last a lifetime!
At the core of the programme is the lively and vigorous teaching of synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing writing skills and spelling (encoding).
As their confidence in decoding develops they are taught to comprehend and compose ideas for their own writing. The children have the pleasure of reading exciting storybooks perfectly matched to their level – so that they have early success in reading!
For more information and how to support your child on this programme please visit the Read Write Inc parent support site: Parents – Ruth Miskin Phonics Training.