At St Gregory’s we use the Read, Write Inc Programme for teaching phonics and reading in KS1 as well as for some older children who have gaps in their phonic knowledge. RWI teaches children letter sounds that enable them to decode words to both read and spell. In RWI sessions, children will practice both reading and writing as we believe that 'practice makes permanent!'
Please see the RWI page for more information on this programme.
In Key Stage 2, English is broken into different parts:
In lessons children will be taught the different elements of English in context and usually through the use of a text as a starting point.
This year we will introduce an additional reading programme called 'Accelerated Reader'. This is not a reading scheme but does develop comprehension skills by offering an online quiz based on the book a child has been reading. The online quiz will be completed in school.
We will also be introducing the 'Spelling Bee' so that children can practice spellings at home as well as in school.