Spring Term Read Write Inc Update
All pupils have now been reassessed and children have been regrouped. You will know what colour group they are in by the corresponding colour of the Read Write Inc reading book that they bring home.
Remember that the reading books are sent home every 3rd day (red, green, purple, pink and orange) or every 5th day (yellow, blue and grey) and they must be returned after the second night at home to ensure there are adequate resources in school for other groups. Any photocopied sheets of red and green words or ditties should be kept at home for further practice, they do not need to be returned to school.
Reception children who now know all the sounds of the alphabet and the special friends qu, sh, ch, th, ng, nk will be bringing home a small yellow sounds book to help them practise the next set of sounds (set 2) that they will be learning. This small yellow sounds book contains all the sounds that they will learn in reception AND year 1 so please do not think they have to learn them all in the next few weeks! As always it is better for children to recognise a new sound and be able to blend with it in words and write words with it rather than learning lots of new sounds but not the skills to use them in reading and writing.
We will also be sending home support materials for some children before we break up for Easter. The next half term is incredibly short (18 school days) and these resources will ensure that your child is well prepared for the next set of books or sounds that they will encounter. These resources are personalised to your child and based on their individual assessment. They will take the form of word cards, nonsense word cards or sound sheets. As with anything, practise is the key and little but often is the best bet.
Below are some clips that show how these resources are used with best effect. They are used to train our staff and have been shown during Parent Phonic Workshops at school, you may find them useful.
Parents of any child receiving an additional 10 minute intervention during the afternoons to support them with their reading, will be informed via their home school link book after Easter.
Borrowing Books from the School Library
As a general rule of thumb if your child is reading:
Red RW Inc story books they should be accessing red stickered books from the school library
Green RW Inc story books they should be accessing yellow stickered books from the school library
Purple RW Inc story books they should be accessing blue stickered books from the school library
Pink RW Inc story books they should be accessing green stickered books from the school library
Orange RW Inc story books they should be accessing orange stickered books from the school library
Yellow RW Inc story books they should be accessing turquoise stickered books from the school library
Blue RW Inc story books they should be accessing purple stickered books from the school library
Grey RW Inc story books they should be accessing gold stickered books from the school library
Please note, all RW Inc books are fully decodable (they only contain the sounds that the children have been taught so far) and not all our school library stock is. Try to find the Songbird, Floppy Phonics, Bug Club, Oxford Traditional tales or Project X books, within these colour levels, as these contain more decodable words and are more suitable for children in the early stages of learning to read.