At the very heart of learning at West Rainton Primary School, is a well-developed understanding that learning to read is essential for all pupils, in their development as young people and in preparation for the challenges of the school national curriculum, and life itself.
As part of our curriculum provision, we use a range of resources including the Oxford Owl website, which has great ideas for parents to help children’s reading at home.
The Oxford University Press website has information about our phonics programme Read, Write Inc. Here you will find links to a presentation demonstrating how to pronounce the speed sounds your children are learning at school and lots of other information on the phonics scheme for parents. The implementation of this method of teaching phonics has made a significant difference in our school, showing that the children are well-prepared for the other aspects of the curriculum.
In Reception and Year 1 we use Read Write Inc to learn our letters and sounds. We have Fred Frog who helps us to blend and segment our green words. We also have red words which you can’t sound out. Remember… you can’t Fred a red. Read Write Inc helps us to prepare for our phonics test in the spring term when we need to read both real and nonsense words. For more information on speed sounds or red and green words please see class 2’s web page, and please ask members of staff in the infants if you need further support or information.
Also, we have a school account for the website ‘busy things’ to help your child at home; this website has many fantastic games which support the learning of phonics through fun games, and it also supports across other aspects of the school curriculum.
For ideas on how to help your child with reading, please see the following links:
If you would like more information about reading in school, please click on the link below for our reading policy.