At Norfolk we believe that developing a child's love for reading and writing will unlock the gateway to a successful future. Therefore, we are committed to delivering the best provision and opportunities for quality reading and writing.
We are a Read Write Inc. School and use the RWInc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. We use RWInc. from FS2 to Y2 and as a catch-up programme for a small number of older children who need this in Y3 and Y4.
Our school is currently part of a RWInc. Training programme offered in conjunction with the Department for Education's Teaching and Leadership Innovation Fund (TLIF). This is where the government is committed to raising life chances for every child – regardless of background. The focus for TLIF funding includes the 12 Opportunity Areas with a legacy of educational challenge. The aim is to improve pupil outcomes, thereby making a significant contribution to tackling social mobility.
Through the TLIF project we aspire to raise standards in reading and writing for our children:
Read Write Inc. is an Ofsted recommended and highly acclaimed phonics programme which teaches children the 'Simple View of Reading', how letters and sounds in English are related (the alphabetic code). The children rapidly learn sounds and the letter or groups of letters they need to represent those sounds.
Children read well-written, lively phonic books which are closely matched to children's increasing knowledge of phonics and 'tricky' words, so that they always experience plenty of success. Repeated readings of the texts support their increasingly fluent decoding. Children also develop the skills for comprehension through discussion of each story, helping them to both understand what they are reading and to build up their knowledge of how texts are structured.
To teach children to: