RWI at Townfield Primary School
At Townfield Primary School, we follow The Read Write Inc. programme for the teaching of Phonics and early Reading (RWI). Children begin this programme in the summer term of Nursery or at the beginning of Reception, depending on when they start with us. In Foundation Stage, children are introduced to the simple alphabetic code and learn one way of representing each sound. During Key Stage 1, children are given opportunities to build on and develop their Phonics knowledge, by applying previously learnt graphemes and exploring alternative representations of phonemes and graphemes.
Phonics sessions take place daily in small focused groups for all Nursery (summer term), Reception and Key Stage 1 children. Children in Nursery have daily exposure to stories, songs, poems and sounds in their classroom environment.
Within a daily phonics session, children are taught how to:
- Read a new sound
- Recognise new and familiar taught sounds
- Write a new grapheme
- Read words containing the new sound and familiar taught sounds
- Spell words containing the new sound and familiar taught sounds
The Phonics Leader in school is responsible for ensuring that all children make the expected progress in their journey of learning to read. At the end of each half term the children completes a short Phonics assessment which ensures each child is making progress and allows for any identification of gaps or extra support needed.
Please click on this link to find out more about the RWI programme: