This year we are pleased to announce that St.Mary’s has introduced Read Write Inc. Phonics. It is a dynamic, vigorous programme that teaches children to read and write quickly and easily. First children learn the common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading, at the same time they develop skills of handwriting and spelling. They progress to read and comprehend lively storybooks containing words that they can decode so they achieve early success in reading. A key element of the Read Write Inc. approach is that practice across the school is completely consistent. This is achieved because every member of staff teaching Read Write Inc is trained, coached and supported to be an expert in the teaching of reading. Children are grouped by ability allowing lessons to specifically address individual learning needs. We look forward to seeing the rapid growth your child will make this year as a result of this programme.
Read Write Inc Literacy and Language has been introduced in KS2. Again all teachers have been trained to deliver this exciting and creative literacy programme. Literacy and Language uses a unique layered approach to create enthusiastic readers, passionate writers and articulate speakers. It also includes effective assessment to help your child meet the higher standards in the 2016 National Curriculum Tests.
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