Our literacy programme at Alderman Payne Primary School uses "Read Write Inc." Phonics, Literacy & Language, and Spelling. These are highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds. We differentiate across the school and teach the children in small groups four days a week. on the fifth day they do extended writing with their class teacherAll staff are trained to use this programme in our school.
The "Read Write Inc." programmes are carefully matched to the new national curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.
Our school uses:
Teaching phonics in a rigorous way ensures that children have the building blocks for reading. we weave the reading skills of decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together and teach a little every day. children are tested every 8-10 weeks in the early stages of this programme. any children that have not made progress are given individual tuition to help them to make progress.
if you want to find out more about this system, and explore further ideas about how you can support your child at home, go to http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/parents/
Literacy & Language
As well as teaching a creative approach to writing, we also focus on basic skills. this includes grammar and punctuation. Drama and discussion are an integral part of the programme. This helps children to write more as they have "walked in a characters' shoes"
For information on how to support your child in the Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling tests go to: http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/?q=grammar
We teach spelling for fifteen minutes a day from years 2 to 6 introducing spelling rules.To keep children engaged, aliens introduce spelling rules on an exciting online spelling planet and children complete quick-fire activities in their spelling logs. Progress is accurately recorded using practice tests and teachers learn how to move children on quickly.
For more information on Read Write Inc. Spelling go to:https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/spelling/?region=international
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