How we teach Reading
At Burlington Infants we follow the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme for teaching sounds and reading. This starts during your child’s first few weeks in Reception. The information below will provide you with further details about what the programme involves and how you can help at home.
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc. is a fully integrated reading and writing programme, firmly based in synthetic phonics. Synthetic phonics is simply the ability to convert a letter or letter group into sounds that are then blended together into a word. These words are embedded in lovely stories so children can read books independently.
The 5 Principles
The children are carefully assessed then taught in small ability groups, with children participating fully throughout each session.
The children are praised regularly to help them gain confidence and develop a love of reading.
- Focused teaching
Every activity has a clear purpose and high expectations are modelled by staff.
- 100% participation
Children work with a partner, teaching each other and sharing ideas so that every child is actively involved throughout every session.
- Love of reading
Staff and children enjoy the lessons and share a passion for reading – the greater the passion, faster the progress!