As a school we teach early reading through the Ruth Miskin – Read Write Inc Scheme.
Read Write Inc. Phonics is a complete literacy programme, for 4 to 7 year-olds learning to read and write and for 7 and 8 year-olds needing to catch up quickly. In Nursery our children learn 30 sounds in daily lessons.
In Reception children:
- Read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge
- Take home Phonics storybooks to share
- Read with fluency and expression
- Learn to spell using known sounds
- Write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first
- Work well with a partner.
Reading at Redhill
Since 2013 it has been a Redhill priority to hear children read everyday if they have a reading age below their reading age. This ensures children practise key skills to ensure they can access all areas of the curriculum & for our older students it ensure they are ready for the demands of high school.
All year groups engage in termly author studies & our English lessons are all based on quality texts. This gives our students a broad experience of books beyond our key reading schemes of Oxford Reading Tree, Bug Club & Accelerated Reader Texts.
Spelling at Redhill
The students at Redhill now learn their spelling via the Read Write Inc Spelling Programme. Read Write Inc. Spelling for Years 2 to 6 has been specially created to meet the higher demands of the national curriculum. Lessons are just 15 minutes a day to slot into our timetable easily
Spelling rules are introduced by aliens from an exciting online spelling planet. Every child’s progress is recorded in pupil Log Books. Children are prepared for the 2016 Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum Spelling Tests.